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Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests (/Biden rally)
Times Union ^ | 7/08/20 | Gillian Flaccus

Posted on 07/09/2020 3:39:48 AM PDT by Libloather

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Downtown businesses in Portland, Oregon, have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought the city to its knees, authorities said Wednesday.

At a police briefing, Deputy Chief Chris Davis said the intensity of the violence by an “agitator corps” and the length of the protests that are now in their sixth week are unprecedented in Oregon's largest city.

Davis made a sharp distinction between Black Lives Matter protesters, whom he said were not violent, and a smaller group of people he repeatedly called “agitators.”

“Quite frankly, this is not sustainable," he said. "There’s a very big difference between protests and the kind of mayhem that we’ve seen every night. ... The Black Lives Matter movement is not violent. The story that we're going to talk about today is about a small group of agitators that is attempting to hijack that message and use it as a cover for criminal activity.”

**SNIP**

“The reason why we’re seeing more and more C.S. gas has to do with really unprecedented levels of violence that we’re seeing and not that we’re trying to find excuses to use it. And that would be irresponsible of us to somehow ratchet down the definition of a riot so we can get to use C.S. gas quicker.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesunion.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; History; Local News
KEYWORDS: antifa; biden; civilunrest; oregon; police; portland; protest; violence
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Agitators hijacked BLM? Do they know?
1 posted on 07/09/2020 3:39:48 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Well, at least they’re “peaceful”.


2 posted on 07/09/2020 3:44:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Libloather

How do agitators hijack a terrorist movement?

It’s like saying agitators hijacked isis

Are we back to this now? Like with George Bush saying Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and Obama saying no religion condolence violence.

Why can’t anybody just say the truth anymore it’s so easy.


3 posted on 07/09/2020 3:44:56 AM PDT by dp0622 (TRUMP!)
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To: Libloather

BLM is indeed violent, as videos show. Is Jeorge Floyd their reason, or their excuse at this point?

If Black Lives Matter to them why are they not burning Chichago?


4 posted on 07/09/2020 3:46:04 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

He was always an excuse. I understand that a Minneapolis police officer performed his job poorly (people aren’t supposed to die while being arrested). But I haven’t seen any reason to think the officer acted out of race hatred. I think he just screwed up. But BLM uses that as an excuse to burn multiple cities.


5 posted on 07/09/2020 3:49:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Libloather

Why haven’t the “protesters” destroyed the Portlandia statue? Hum?


6 posted on 07/09/2020 3:51:02 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Libloather

>>Davis made a sharp distinction between Black Lives Matter protesters, whom he said were not violent, and a smaller group of people he repeatedly called “agitators.”<<

Nope. One and the same.


7 posted on 07/09/2020 4:01:53 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Don’t mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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To: Libloather

Huh, whaddaya know.


8 posted on 07/09/2020 4:05:39 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Having a good memory means you never have to think of anything original to say.)
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To: freedumb2003

“Nope. One and the same.”

Exactly, and with putz’s like Davis it’s no wonder Portland is such a mess.


9 posted on 07/09/2020 4:07:25 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: dp0622
Portland is less than 3% black, and blacks only make up 2.2% of the population of Oregon as a whole. Portland is one of the “whitest” cities in the U.S. — in one of the “whitest” states.

The place is a dump because it’s filled with white mutants and misfits.

10 posted on 07/09/2020 4:12:36 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("We're human beings ... we're not f#%&ing animals." -- Dennis Rodman, 6/1/2020)
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To: Libloather

JDAM? Cluster bombs? Napalm? Tactical nuke? They would definitely do the job. But a septic tanker truck spreading its load in the middle of a “protest” would clear the bums out. But not the air. But poop is biodegradable. It will eventually get washed away in the rain.


11 posted on 07/09/2020 4:12:49 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Alberta's Child

and you think blm doesn’t have more white members than blacks?

I never said blacks. I said BLM

One would think blm was made up of 80 percent blacks and 20 percent whites.

it’s the other way around. at least

And I’m sure people are coming from other areas to cause trouble


12 posted on 07/09/2020 4:22:37 AM PDT by dp0622 (TRUMP!)
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To: Libloather

The word is terrorists. Learn to use it.

If we do not name reality we will be pushed into dreams.


13 posted on 07/09/2020 4:28:39 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: dp0622

“Are we back to this now? Like with George Bush saying Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and Obama saying no religion condolence violence”

I actually agree with Obola on that statement. “No religion condones violence.” Islam is not a religion. It is a war plan and terror training camp.


14 posted on 07/09/2020 4:48:56 AM PDT by cyberstoic (I)
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To: Libloather

When the mayor is one of the rioters what do you expect. Nobody is going downtown to shop or visit. The city will be dead in 12 mos.


15 posted on 07/09/2020 4:59:16 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: Libloather

They won’t miss it because...tax the rich or something.


16 posted on 07/09/2020 5:07:30 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Libloather
"The Black Lives Matter movement is not violent."

Don't believe your lying eyes!

17 posted on 07/09/2020 5:08:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (NO CONSEQUENCE OF REPEALING OBAMACARE IS WORSE THAN OBAMACARE ITSELF)
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To: Libloather
Looks like all these Dem cities are gonna' have to raise taxes on their subjects... I mean "constituents". I'm sure they'll appreciate that.

Question is: will they remember when it's time to vote for a new mayor and city council?

18 posted on 07/09/2020 5:14:50 AM PDT by jeffc (I'm a Patriot, and the media are our enemy)
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To: cyberstoic

True


19 posted on 07/09/2020 5:29:19 AM PDT by dp0622 (TRUMP!)
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To: Libloather

I find it totally disingenuous that there is no mention of ANTIFA.


20 posted on 07/09/2020 7:07:59 AM PDT by .44 Special (Tiamid Buacach!)
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