Violent Antifa radicals and “a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights groups, and artists,” reported by CBS news, escalated a free speech rally in Portland, Oregon over the weekend. The protest began with assaults on journalists and participants, including Patriot Prayer warrior Joey Gibson, who is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate. In typical fashion, the opposition tried to paint the rally as fascist with chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, Nazi boys have got to go.” Anti-riot police responded with rubber bullets and flash bangs in response to projectiles from the Antifa crowd. In other words, anarchy and violence are entirely justifiable if the object of the protest is conservative in nature. Ironically, though, these reprobates are doing their level best to unify Trump’s base.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Antifa radicals were behind several violent assaults that resulted in injuries in Portland, Oregon, during a right-wing free speech rally on Saturday. The assaults included a journalist who was hit in the head with a water bottle, a counter-protester who was clubbed in the head with a modified trench club, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who was attacked while he walked through the antifa crowd. There were only four arrests.
The right-leaning Patriot Prayer group and the Proud Boys marched in a Portland park in support of Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson,who is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate.
The counter-protest was organized by “a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights groups and artists,” according to CBS News.
“Patriot Prayer is continuing to commit violence in our city, and their events are becoming more and more violent,” said Effie Baum of Pop Mob, a coalition of community groups that organized the counter-demonstration. “Leaving them a small group to attack in the streets is only going to allow them to perpetuate their violence.”