Skip to comments.Fourth night of Trump protests turn into chaos (Portland)
Posted on 11/12/2016 12:12:34 AM PST by Altura Ct.
For the fourth straight night, anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of downtown Portland, and for the second straight night the protest turned into a melee.
The protest began as a peaceful rally at City Hall at 5 p.m. before protesters split into what appeared to be three groups at around 7 p.m. There were at least 1,000 protesters and police said there were reports of vandalism and assault. Several people have been arrested.
One group, organized by Portland's Resistance, stayed at the rally in City Hall. Despite pleas from police earlier in the day, some protesters began marching on Southwest 4th Avenue, only to be stopped by police, who advised the crowd to march on a facilitated northbound route.
A second group followed police orders and began marching north. Police said deviating from the route was not permitted.
"We will facilitate a march as long as it's on the streets we ask them to stay on," said Sgt. Pete Simpson of Portland police.
The hundreds of protesters that headed north on Southwest 4th Avenue attempted to cross the Burnside Bridge, only to be stopped by police before heading back to downtown and eventually joining up again at around 9 p.m. with the third group that stayed in a standoff with police on Southwest 4th Avenue.
Over the next hour, flash bangs and tear gas were used to disperse protesters, some of whom were throwing burning projectiles at police, on Southwest 4th Avenue. Police advised the crowd that their gathering was considered an unlawful assembly and they were subject to arrest. Still, the crowd continued to march elsewhere through downtown.
Its been a very aggressive crowd toward the officers," Simpson said.
Separate from the downtown area, a fourth group emerged at around 8:45 p.m. on the eastside and attempted to cross the Hawthorne Bridge westbound, only to be stopped by police. At that time, Interstate 5 was closed between the Marquam and Fremont bridges and Interstate 84 was closed at the junction with I-5.
The City Hall rally was organized by Portlands Resistance. Leader Greg McKelvey said the group would not march.
This group is going to remain peaceful and what we have tonight is beautiful," McKelvey said. "My group will hold this forum and just try to build community and get people to mobilize our platform.
During the rally, McKelvey called on Portland to acknowledge and rectify its racist past, and asked the crowd of supporters to be a model for the rest of the country.
"We have to make sure Portland can be a progressive model for the rest of the country," he said.
How many innocent people have been killed? Just asking.
Hard to keep up from work.
Burning up stuff, huh? Where are the Green Earth tree hugging, anti-carbon freaks?
“The knees buckle, the brain aches, the stomach turns. And suddenly, nobody feels like protesting anymore. Witnesses describe a minute-long blast of sound emanating from a white Israeli military vehicle. Within seconds, protesters began falling to their knees, unable to maintain their balance.”
Non-lethal Weapons: Crowd Control Weapon Knocks Demonstrators Off Feet, Induces Nausea
Done deal- no more violent protests
The trash is setting fire to streets and towns .
Clean the leftist trash . It stinks
I’m building one of those for my neighbors barking dogs. ;)
The blue run cities would never allow such a ‘torture’ weapon to be used on ‘innocent’ lowlife scumbag hippies.
“Clean the leftist trash . It stinks”
Unfortunately, the same leftist trash is festooned throughout Oregon’s political hierarchy.
Clean it too
Hope that TRUMP will not be weak now just like GWB slaughtered by MSM and leftist crowds .
For the beginning SUE SOROS REID and other DNC trash
They intend to ramp up the violence until Obama is ‘reluctantly’ forced to declare martial law.
Once these increasingly violent protests have gone on for a while then there will be some form of false-flag violence.
If it follows the Ukrainian model this will involve attacks by snipers.
If it follows the BLM model this will involve ambushes of the police.
If it follows the Kent State model this will involve armed protestors firing from the crowd.
The paid rent-a-mobs are getting ridiculous
Oregon, you raised these children in the “progressive” mold. Hope you like the results since your state went for Hillary.
“Sharper than a serpents tooth is an ungrateful child.”
An idea whos time has come!
And please take Oregon and Washington State with you!
We are sick of you.
IMO, a breakup along ideological lines is the best future for America.... let them starve for a while.
They would suddenly awake to the fact that the illegals and welfare masses have instantly turned from a major asset to a horrific liability. :-)
OregonLive-”The Portland Oregonian” now reports a ‘shooting’ headlining “Man shot on Morrison Bridge”.
breakingnews.com tweets that crowds ‘rush and disperse’ following ‘reported shooting’.
Only seven counties in Oregon went for the wicked witch. Don’t blame the rest of us.
Well that's yer problem right there, ya moron.
Interesting.... I was watching a raw satellite feed from an ABC News helicopter over that 'march'. Was sort of boring compared to the previous two nights... Then they met up with the police roadblock, and the 'marchers' obviously wanted to go in the direction the cops didn't want them to go... I thought: "This could get interesting."...
Went to the kitchen to get some 'popcorn'... When I came back, ABC had cut the feed.
I guess they didn't want anyone to see what their precious progressive snowflakes and Hillary supporters were up to.
Too bad Trumps not in office already. He could order a blackout on news coverage on the riots and really piss them and Soros off since they thrive and depend on attention so much....
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