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Donald Trump's Brown shirts show their ugly faces again.
A rally organized by the Proud Boys — a far-right group notorious for engaging in brawls — had led Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency ahead of the events, which also included rallies organized by local protest groups whose members had announced that the outside group was not welcome.

At the Proud Boys gathering, where some people wore tactical gear and carried weapons, there was some brief conflict when a handful of outsiders arrived and were quickly surrounded by a crowd. Video posted by a local journalist showed a man kicking someone who had been knocked to the ground. Police said they were investigating the assault.
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Thousands had been expected at the afternoon rally led by the Proud Boys, who call themselves “Western chauvinists” and are notorious for brawls with protest groups whose calls for racial justice and police reform were further stirred this week by a Louisville, Ky., grand jury decision to not indict officers for the shooting death of a 26-year-old Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in her own apartment.

But the crowd was far smaller, and a massive law enforcement presence may have dissuaded various groups from clashing. As evening fell and rally attendees dispersed, the streets appeared largely peaceful. But later, downtown, activists and police clashed, as they have on previous nights.
With less than six weeks until the presidential election, Trump’s condemnation of what he terms “left-wing radicals” has stoked a national sense of polarization that has simmered since the early days of his term. And Portland, a largely liberal city set against the backdrop of a state with a history of right-wing activism, embodies that divisive energy at street level.
Close to 1,000 people had arrived in Delta Park by early afternoon, some carrying “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. The far-right activists gathered under tents, with card tables dotted with platters of doughnuts and packs of cigarettes. Dozens lounged in the beds of pickup trucks flanked by “Trump 2020" flags, blasting rock music and drawing a collection of cash for more Coors Light.

Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio strolled the area wearing a body armor vest and posing for photographs, about a dozen supporters in tow. “This is the day when we destroy Ted Wheeler’s chance of reelection,” he said, referring to the city’s Democratic mayor.
Members of the group appeared to be operating an armed checkpoint to enter the park. One man sold bottle openers in the shape of Trump’s head. Another distributed plastic shields from the back of a large truck.

“I must be doing something right, speaking out about socialism, because the left is finally paying attention,” said one attendee, who, fearing retribution, would provide only his first name, Matthew.
Several journalists were also asked to leave Delta Park. One man who appeared to be livestreaming the event was thrown to the ground and kicked.
State troopers and other police were stationed in small clusters around the perimeter of the park but remained largely uninvolved. “Thank you for your service! We love you!” Proud Boys shouted, fist-bumping officers through their RV windows and offering them sandwiches.
As night fell, protesters held a rally at the Justice Center in downtown Portland, which remained peaceful until police ordered them to move out of the street. Many more poured into the road, causing clashes. Police jumped out of white vans and tackled at least one protester, wrestling him to the ground. Arrests followed.

On Friday night, city and state officials had prepared a surge in law enforcement, seeking to prevent violent clashes among various groups of counterprotesters.
Chester Doles, a former Ku Klux Klan member from Georgia who has participated in far-right rallies in the past, debated traveling to Portland but decided against it, citing the likelihood of violence. “If something kicks off, and you’re from out of state, it’s not going to end well,” he said.
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Think there may be a parting shot or two before it's over??
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Some independent journalists were attacked. The proud boys claimed they were Antifa and were attacking the proud boys.
Police Investigate Assault on Livestreamer After Far-Right Proud Boys Descend on Portland

Proud Boys organizers for the demonstration in Delta Park repeatedly stoked fears about “antifa” seeking to stir up trouble.

PORTLAND—After about 500 members of the right-wing Proud Boys gathered in Portland on Saturday, it didn’t take long for police to announce the first bout of violence: an assault on a man of color who was livestreaming the demonstration.

The attack was caught on video, which showed a man shoving the livestreamer down and kicking him in the face. It was not immediately clear what preceded the assault. Police took to Twitter to ask any witnesses to come forward.

The incident came after the Proud Boys, who organized the demonstration in Delta Park, repeatedly stoked fears about anti-fascist activists, commonly known as “antifa,” seeking to stir up trouble.

Rally participants directed most of their ire at independent journalists instead.

The livestreamer who came under attack was followed by rally attendees along with an independent photojournalist, Zackary Perry, as they attempted to leave the park, Perry told The Daily Beast. He identified the livestreamer only by his first name, Jovanni.

The rally goers “started bringing up a lot of typical anti-antifa talking points,” Perry said, “like ‘you guys are burning down the city.’”
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Keep letting the fascists define what Antifa is.
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I had my eye on this all day. I watched live streams from the Proud Boys' rally, and I watched livestreams from the BLM rally. I watched the protests all night long and the Proud Boys never rolled up. What exactly were they doing all night? Drinking beer in their motel rooms? Unless the whole thing was a ruse to rebrand themselves as not being violent this makes no sense at all.

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What kind of fools would announce the time and place of their attack to an unfriendly community? The white-hick kind? -Nobody’s that stupid. It was all bluster and show. The cowards have already seen what happens then they roll up armed into a riot. Once the police pull back they’ll be overwhelmed by sheer numbers and get a skateboard in the back of the head.
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They do tend to telegraph their punches. I don't think anyone has ever accused the proud boys of not being fools. Having them show up from all across the country to rally and then behave themselves at showtime is some pretty impressive cat herding.

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sikacz wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Keep letting the fascists define what Antifa is.
You're giving them credit for being intelligent when in fact they are just stupid idiotic morons with guns.
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Yeah, even idiots are afraid of being bludgeoned to death by an angry mob. Self preservation goes a long way to avoiding unnecessary conflicts. But why do you assume the Proud Bois leadership called off the night march? Isn’t it possible that the leadership discovered that nobody showed at the predetermined time and place then left themselves?
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These geniuses come from Vantucky...excuse me...Vancouver, Washington.

They try to emulate trump in order to gain his approval. Thus, despite being operators operating operationally in tactical operations, when it comes to the simple premise of "know your enemy" they only looked at the pictures, like any good trumpet. They didn't bother with reading the words in the rightwing gunnut field guide, regarding firearm laws in Portland, Oregon.

Portland doesn't allow open carry unless one has an Oregon CHL. Oregon doesn't share CC reciprocity with any other state.
Strike one.

But the really great moment comes here...scroll down to the sixth video:
https://mobile.twitter.com/PDXzane/stat ... 6337464322

Notice what is dangling from mr. tacticool. Now keep in mind that the only pertinent fact is what it looks like...it could be made of chocolate, doesn't matter.

Notice that mr. tacticool touches the thing dangling in front of him. In Oregon that's called:
Menacing.

Now what is mr. tacticool doing? He's approaching an unarmed person in an aggressive manner while displaying something that looks like it could be used as a weapon. In Oregon that's called:
Unlawful Use Of A Weapon Against Another (ORS 166.220)
A felony.

What does the moron of our story do next? He pushes the unarmed person. In Oregon that's called:
Assault

If the unarmed person, or anyone else obtained a clear view of mr. tacticool's face, mr. tacticool is going to receive a very expensive vacation through Oregon's criminal justice system topped off with a multi year stay in one of our most unpleasant establishments.

Except, as already noted, our governor removed the Portland Police Bureau from direct involvement, relegating them to support roles. The publicity stated reason was a court and mayoral order from using tear gas directed at PPB. The not publicly stated reason is that our mayor and governor recognize that that the Portland Police Bureau is unreliable due to an allegiance with alt-right groups like proud boys by an unspecified number of officers.

Which explains why trump had the US Marshals service deputize the PPB shortly after the governor's order. They're a trusted resource for donald.
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So the investigation and enforcement of this stuff will fall to our state police and sheriff's department. The good news is that our newly elected DA, while declining to prosecute those charged by PPB with nonviolent offenses stemming from the protests...PPB only arrests left leaning demonstrators, he feels quite differently about right wing thugs bringing weapons across the state line for purposes of intimidation.

A good time was had by all.

ETA: The alt-right whackjob rally? Of the proclaimed expected attendance numbering in the 10's of thousands...
About 500 showed up. And a good many of them were counter protesters.
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So, is "proud boy" what they prefer to be called because they wanted something that sounded more empowering than "We're alone and angry because we're bigots"? Also, what's up with that flag? I mean, last time I saw a cock that big on a flag it was a pride parade. *drum crash*
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I figure they avoid Seattle because people here are routinely setting things on fire and throwing heavy objects. I dunno.
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Outpost716 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:34 pm
So, is "proud boy" what they prefer to be called because they wanted something that sounded more empowering than "We're alone and angry because we're bigots"? Also, what's up with that flag? I mean, last time I saw a cock that big on a flag it was a pride parade. *drum crash*
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As for what they call themselves...first time I heard the name I thought it was a particularly unapologetic faction of nambla looking for some positive press or something.
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