Vandalism and the arrest of anti-fascists during the Oregon Rally
On Saturday, a gang of anti-fascists intended to confront another rally, which was supposed to become a Ku Klux Klan white supremacy rally, Fox News reports.
But since the rally at the Multnomah County Courthouse was suddenly canceled, a group of anti-fascists set about spoiling public structures and attacking passers-by.
“We're not going to come out and save you,” Portland police tell a videographer who ran to them for help after being pursued by an aggressive mob of masked antifa militants. Police tell him to go elsewhere because they won't be helping. https://t.co/xnalYtzWM5 pic.twitter.com/R19YuSzgzo— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 9, 2020
A war memorial "got the works", it was scribbled with insults addressed to police.
On the photo taken by the police, the words "Punch Cops," "Kill Cops," and "All Cops are Bastards" are visible.
At first, the rally was peaceful and non-violent, but then, several activists took out batons and pepper spray, at this point the police intervened and arrested three people. According to police reports, another suspect managed to escape from the scene.
"While the rally was being held and was peaceful, Portland Police officers stayed away," the police bureau said. "However, some people in the group began acting in a violent, threatening manner against attendees who were legally capturing photos and videos."
PETA organized an antifa-style animal liberation protest in Philadelphia by destroying a Chrysler minivan outside of an autoshow. pic.twitter.com/TWgRIeq5h6— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 10, 2020
In addition to vandalism and fights, one person was hit by a car, the driver managed to escape, the victim avoided serious injuries.
“The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said Willy Cannon, 25, was charged with a misdemeanor for abusing a memorial and a felony for criminal mischief. In addition to Cannon, the sheriff's office said Brandon Farley, 31, was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and Heaven Davis, 19, was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief,” Fox News reports.
According to official information, the Portland Police Department is in search of a fourth suspect.
One of these antifa thugs is going to legit kill someone one day — and every journalist and blue check who has made excuses for their violence here will be complicit https://t.co/MQQQrGDi0R— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 9, 2020