May 31, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C.- Hours after President Trump declared that he’ll be designating Antifa as a terror organization, they reportedly made the ultimate threat – we’re bringing the war to the suburbs.
Now authorities are on high alert.
Screenshots of the above post have been circulating throughout law enforcement agencies tonight.
Twitter exploded shortly after the post was put up, with some people expressing fear, others expressing outrage… and yet others encouraging Antifa to “bring the war to us so we can end it’.
Videos of the protests happening in Portland showed a brutal display of violence coming from the demonstrators of Black Lives Matter. The level of brutality shown can be easily labeled as near-lethal assaults.
One video showcases a man doing nothing more than holding an American flag. One protester adorned in black bloc jams a finger in the face of the older gentleman holding the flag and says:
“We’re fucking done with people like you.”
After making that statement, the Antifa-style clad aggressor then throws a punch at the man. Another among the protesters grabs the man’s flag to pull him toward the group of the Black Lives Matter crowd.
Suddenly, several people swarm the man, some trying to save him while others continuously assault him.
This report comes shortly after President Donald Trump stated that Antifa will be labeled a terrorist organization.
This announcement couldn’t come at a more needed time.
The man was eventually removed from the scene, but the victim was clearly disoriented and the state of his injuries is unknown.
During the first video of the Portland assaults, the camera breaks away from the man with the flag being assaulted and shows another man in a blue shirt and jeans backing away from a crowd of masked protesters telling him to leave the area.
A second video then captures what happened to the man from presumably the same group shortly thereafter.
The victim appeared to have been knocked unconscious by the fall alone, but another from the group violently kicks him in the head.
On the ground where the man was kicked, a spattered plot of blood stained the concrete.
Some of the Black Lives Matter protesters did render aid to the man who was attacked, but others were simultaneously taunting him as well. One person can be heard saying, in a jovial manner:
“Knocked his mother fucking ass out.”
Another person can be heard saying:
“Black lives matter, you f*ggot.”
The irony is, that all the violent aggressors in the videos shown don’t appear to be black.
In fact, the only people that came to help and render medical attention to the injured man were two black women.
It has gotten to the point where black demonstrators are having to document the likes of Antifa being the ones responsible for the destruction.
One woman starts recording two women who are spray painting the side of a Starbucks with “BLM,” and she calls them out on camera.
“Let me tell you something. This is not a black woman who is putting up ‘Black Lives Matter.’ I just want you to know.”
The woman addresses the two vandals caught on camera, who appear to be Antifa black bloc, and tells them:
“We didn’t ask you to do that. Don’t spray stuff on here when they’re gonna blame black people for this and black people didn’t do it.”
When the two masked women just walked away after the vandalism, the woman says to them:
“Y’all are part of the problem.”
The woman then turns the camera back to herself, to provide a narrative of what she witnessed:
“When the news comes on, they’re gonna say we did that. We didn’t do that. Stuff like this ain’t right. That’s what the problem is.
We’re out here standing together peacefully protesting, without any problems. You’ve got people of all races spraying on buildings talking about ‘black lives matter’ – that ain’t even us.”
Perhaps, one of the most powerful statements delivered by the young woman was the following:
“Don’t let the media fool you. When you see the vandalism on these places, know that it wasn’t us.”
It’s safe to say, we’re starting to get a real clear picture of what’s going on.
Here’s the good news.
After nights of violence – in many states fueled by Antifa militants – President Trump announced on Sunday that the United States of America will be designating it as a terrorist organization.
Last July, two Republican senators pushed to label the anti-fascist group Antifa as “domestic terrorists”.
The move came after their protests in Portland, Oregon where a conservative journalist was attacked.
The two senators are Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
They proposed the resolution to the Senate to condemn the actions taken by Antifa and to mark the group as “domestic terrorists.”
The two put out a statement where Cruz went after Antifa, calling them “a group of hateful, intolerant radicals” that use “aggressive violence” to advance their “unhinged agenda” and that their “actions” have shown that their “only purpose” was to “inflict harm on those who oppose their views.”
“Antifa is a group of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their unhinged agenda through aggressive violence,” Sen. Cruz said.
“Time and time again, their actions have demonstrated that their only purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views.
The hate and violence they spread must be stopped, and I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”
Cassidy also went after the group in his statement.
He called them “violent masked bullies” that are “protected by liberal privilege” when they “‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism” and called for “courage, not cowardice” by elected officials “who allow violence against the innocent.”
“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” said Dr. Cassidy. “With bullies, they get their way until someone says no. There must be courage, not cowardice, from the elected officials who allow violence against the innocent.”
In the actual resolution, it references the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo during an Antifa protest in Portland in June.
Where is Mayor @tedwheeler? Where is the national media?! @MrAndyNgo https://twitter.com/Jimryan015/status/1145067852375851008 …
✔@Jimryan015Replying to @Jimryan015
First skirmish I’ve seen. Didn’t see how this started, but @MrAndyNgo got roughed up.
“We cannot allow people to continue to use the guise of free speech to commit a crime,’’ police Chief Danielle Outlaw said in a Wednesday news conference.
That conference was held to address the violence in June during three competing downtown demonstrations.
Oregon wouldn’t be the first state. 15 other states and a number of countries have anti-mask laws.
Not surprisingly, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon said it’s a violation of the Constitution.
“A policy that prohibits wearing a mask to a protest will have police focusing on the wrong issue,” said Sarah Armstrong.
She’s a spokeswoman for the group.
“Behavior is the issue, not the mask,” she said.
“It could be argued that the mask is an important symbolic part of a protester’s message. … There are many legitimate reasons people wear ‘masks,’ including political and religious reasons.”
“A lot of people are emboldened because they know they can’t be identified,’’ Outlaw said.
Obviously this all went down before cities started requiring masks to combat the spread of the current pandemic.
Opponents say these laws would deprive people anonymity to express their views and would violate their First Amendment rights.
“We looked into it previously and the constitutional free speech issues are difficult to overcome, at least in Oregon, said Tim Crail, chief of staff for Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
On Saturday night in Washington, the National Guard was activated by Governor Jay Inslee in Washington State due to complete civil unrest and chaos in downtown Seattle.
At the mayor’s request, Inslee authorized up to 200 guards members to respond. The Governor stated, however, the guards members would be unarmed.
As violence erupted across the state, social media warriors decided to attack officers after a child was impacted by pepper spray.
Perhaps the real question that should be asked is why people are bringing their kids to violent riots – but hey, what do we know?
Police vehicles are burning in the streets. One reported Antifa member stole a rifle out of a burning police car.
It was reported in some places that the man who disarmed the Antifa member was actually a security guard. It’s unknown at this time exactly who he was affiliated with.
Another rifle is said to be outstanding from the several burning police vehicles.
The rain was unable to keep out Seattle Protesters Saturday, nor was a 5 pm curfew enacted by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
“While most of those protests were peaceful, there have been isolated but significant events of violence and destruction.
The city announced:
Police were forced to pepper spray rioters who got too close to their lines. Some police used their bikes to push back against the crowd.
Several officers were said to have been injured so far. Multiple arrests have been made but police don’t have an exact count at this point.
Washington State Patrol was forced to close both directions of I-5 through Seattle between I-90 and Highway 520 while protesters marched on the freeways.
Governor Inslee said:
“The National Guard is on stand by to assist the Seattle Police Department as requested by Mayor Durkan. They will be unarmed and assist with infrastructure protection and crowd movement. They will only be utilized if absolutely necessary and we appreciate their efforts to help in this important work.”
It’s unknown what the National Guard is supposed to do while they’re unarmed against the domestic terrorist rioters.
According to the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency the following damage was done during the riots so far:
- Multiple Seattle Police Department officers injured;
- Multiple community members injured;
- Several arrests made;
- Demonstrators throwing bottles at police officers;
- Demonstrators throwing lit fireworks into crowds;
- Demonstrators have set several SPD vehicles on fire;
- Demonstrators have thrown several Molotov cocktails at vehicles;
- Two AR-15 rifles have been stolen from SPD vehicles, one recovered and one outstanding; and
- Seattle Fire Department currently has limited, and occasionally completely restricted, access to buildings that are on fire.
Weapons in the area have been banned.
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