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Mon Oct 12, 2020, 01:19 AM

Portland -Statues toppled, windows smashed, riot declared downtown

https://www.koin.com/news/protests/protesters-try-to-topple-statue-in-downtown-portland/
"People knocked over a statue of President Abraham Lincoln in downtown Portland on Oct. 11, 2020. Someone spray painted the words “Stolen Land” on the base (KOIN).
Multiple statues were spray-painted and toppled in the park blocks. The windows and glass doors to the Oregon Historical Society were smashed out."
" the crowd.

The first warning from authorities came an hour earlier, around 8:30 p.m. when police tweeted that a “mass gathering” had formed in the park blocks near SW Park Avenue and SW Madison Street. “Some are trying to pull down a statue with a chain,” said police via Twitter. Authorities went on to issue a public warning that anyone involved in criminal behavior would be subject to arrest."

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Reply Portland -Statues toppled, windows smashed, riot declared downtown (Original post)
CentralMass Oct 2020 OP
dchill Oct 2020 #1
CentralMass Oct 2020 #6
AnnaLee Oct 2020 #14
Matthew28 Oct 2020 #2
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #3
CentralMass Oct 2020 #7
quakerboy Oct 2020 #20
CentralMass Oct 2020 #23
quakerboy Oct 2020 #26
Historic NY Oct 2020 #4
Crunchy Frog Oct 2020 #5
CentralMass Oct 2020 #8
Crunchy Frog Oct 2020 #9
CentralMass Oct 2020 #11
cwydro Oct 2020 #19
Crunchy Frog Oct 2020 #25
Demovictory9 Oct 2020 #10
CentralMass Oct 2020 #12
Demovictory9 Oct 2020 #13
CentralMass Oct 2020 #15
My Pet Orangutan Oct 2020 #16
Wanderlust988 Oct 2020 #17
My Pet Orangutan Oct 2020 #18
McKim Oct 2020 #21
ecstatic Oct 2020 #24
uponit7771 Oct 2020 #22

Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 01:25 AM

1. Sounds Trumpish.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:02 AM

6. No actually.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:26 AM

14. No actually, what? If you know who it is not, why not say who it is?

If you know who it is not (which is quite precise), why not say who it is?

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 01:25 AM

2. Utterly

disrespectful and wrong. People need to stop.

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 01:38 AM

3. tRumpers?



This bs must stop!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:03 AM

7. No, not tRumpers.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 04:01 AM

20. Yes trumpers.

They were down there today with guns, abusing people and doing who knows what.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 04:27 AM

23. Read the articles.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #23)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 08:53 PM

26. Visit the reality

From someone whos been "on the ground" I will tell you straight out that here in Portland, the "anarchist" block folks who are the prime sponsors of the more violent sections of our protests are heavily infiltrated, influenced, and egged on by both the RW and LE.

These little white kids will hit the streets carrying BLM signs and scream at black streamers and organizers that they will kill them for recording or trying to meet with and move politicians. I wasn't there last night, but I see no reason to believe that it was any different than any other night.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 01:55 AM

4. Really its becoming sport now....

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 01:57 AM

5. Boogaloo bois?

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:03 AM

8. No.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:12 AM

9. WTF is going on there? Who is doing this, and why?

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:21 AM

11. Here is a more detailed article from the Oregonian

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/10/protesters-topple-portland-statues-of-theodore-roosevelt-abraham-lincoln-in-day-of-rage.html

"Protest organizers had promoted the event on social media as an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage.” Monday is the federally observed holiday of Columbus Day, but many states and cities now recognize the day instead as Indigenous Peoples Day over concerns that Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas helped launch centuries of violence against indigenous populations."
"The organizers had signaled their aggressive stance for the night, calling for “direct action” and demanding that the video live-streamers and photographers who had become staples of such events stay away. People in the crowd were repeatedly admonished not to film. Passersby who happened upon the group where ordered by people in the crowd to stop filming or delete photographs, including an apartment resident who had lasers shined at his eyes and a liquid thrown in his face as he appeared to film the scene from his terrace."
"The group, about 200 strong, marched through downtown Portland, at one point occupying all four lanes of West Burnside Street."
Details on the toppling the statues are in the article.
"The crowd then moved through downtown, breaking windows and destroying a sign at the Portland State University Campus Public Safety office. Several storefronts had their windows smashed."

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 03:49 AM

19. Well, that's constructive.

Not.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 04:37 AM

25. Whoever they are, they obviously want a second Trump term...

if only to have something to "rage" against.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:21 AM

10. Triggered by???

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:22 AM

12. Columbus Day.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:25 AM

13. Called indigenous people/columbus day in.calif

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:27 AM

15. "Protest organizers had promoted the event on social media as an "Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage."

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:52 AM

16. Time for Biden to do a Sister Souljah.

Enough already. Three weeks to go. These 'protestors' are not our friends.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 03:25 AM

17. After the election, Gov. Brown needs to call in the National Guard

This is getting ridiculous. I don't care if it's antifa or proud boys, the shit needs to stop! Portland needs to get back to normal. If you want a normal march and protest, then fine, but this this riot shit needs to end.

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Response to Wanderlust988 (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 03:35 AM

18. "If you want a normal march and protest"

do it in daylight hours.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 04:13 AM

21. I Smell Agent Provocateur

I smell an agent provocateur rat. This is really criminal. And it is very very handy for the Trump campaign. That's really what this is all about. I am a native Portlander. I am shocked and I love my city. The Oregon Historical Society has been fair to Native Americans in their displays and their attitudes. They do not deserve to have their windows smashed. This is an insult to our city.

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Response to McKim (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 04:28 AM

24. +1000. Nt

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 04:27 AM

22. More Trump minion shit no doubt this time not dressed in Boogaloo ware and front as peaceful

... there will be those who give Trump et al the benefit of the doubt still but those are fewer now after people are waking up.

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