Skip to comments.Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests (/Biden rally)
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. "Theres a very big difference between protests and the kind of mayhem that weve 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.
The reason why were seeing more and more C.S. gas has to do with really unprecedented levels of violence that were seeing and not that were 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.
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Well, at least they’re “peaceful”.
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.
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?
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.
Why haven’t the “protesters” destroyed the Portlandia statue? Hum?
>>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.
Huh, whaddaya know.
“Nope. One and the same.”
Exactly, and with putz’s like Davis it’s no wonder Portland is such a mess.
The place is a dump because its filled with white mutants and misfits.
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.
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
The word is terrorists. Learn to use it.
If we do not name reality we will be pushed into dreams.
“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.
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.
They won’t miss it because...tax the rich or something.
Don't believe your lying eyes!
Question is: will they remember when it's time to vote for a new mayor and city council?
I find it totally disingenuous that there is no mention of ANTIFA.
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