Trump Considers Labeling Antifa a Terrorist Group, Portland Police Confront 'Civil Disturbance' in Far-Right Far-Left Faceoff
Added 08-18-19 02:38:07pm EST - “More than a dozen people were arrested during Saturday's demonstrations where far-right groups planned protests against far-left extremist? groups.” - Www1.cbn.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Www1.cbn.com: “Trump Considers Labeling Antifa a Terrorist Group, Portland Police Confront 'Civil Disturbance' in Far-Right Far-Left Faceoff”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
More than a dozen people were arrested during Saturday’s demonstrations where far-right groups planned protests against far-left extremist groups.
Members from the far-right group, Proud Boys planned the event as a demonstration against domestic terrorism. Their particular focus was on the far-left extremist group Antifa (Anti-fascist).
There were over 1,200 demonstrators who began arriving in downtown Portland Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. They gathered in the vicinity of Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and along the eastside of the Willamette River.
The Portland police department said in a statement, "Almost immediately, officers started seizing weapons. Weapons seized included chemical spray (bear spray), metal and wooden poles, knives, shields, and a stun gun."
Absent from the event was far-right Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who turned himself into authorities the day before the Portland protests.
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Police are advising this is now a civil disturbance. Crowd needs to leave the area and go Northbound on Park or any direction eastbound. This means everyone. #ppbalert
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 17, 2019
The Proud Boys put out a news release late Saturday afternoon saying they would return to Portland monthly unless Mayor Ted Wheeler “takes charge and removes the scourge of violent domestic terrorists from his city,” referring to antifa.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) August 18, 2019
Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.” Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2019
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