Violence erupted in Portland, Oregon Saturday after a caravan of 600 far-right wingers arrived sparking clashes with protestors amid chaos and confusion.
One person was shot and killed after the group comprised of Trump supporters and Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group, came to the city. The group gathered earlier in the day at a suburban mall and drove together into Portland where protestors tried to stop them by standing in the street and blocking bridges.
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After their efforts were unsuccessful, journalists captured video of pro-Trump decorated pick-up trucks full of people shooting paintball pellets and pepper spray at Black Lives Matter supporters.
Later, the Associated Press reported that a freelance photographer heard three gunshots and then saw police medics attending to a shooting victim, who appeared to be a white man. The freelancer said the man was wearing a hat bearing the insignia of Patriot Prayer. Police arrived at the shooting scene “within a minute” and said the victim did not survive.
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It’s unclear who shot him and homicide detectives are looking for more evidence.
“It is important for detectives get a full and accurate picture of what happened before, during, and after the shooting,” a police statement said. “If anyone was a witness, has video, or has information about the homicide, they’re asked to contact the primary detectives. This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible,” Chief Chuck Lovell said.
In the two hours after the shooting, the AP reports that ten people were arrested and sporadic fighting and vandalism took place.
Trump, of course, tweeted about Portland and called the Mayor a “fool” while pushing his usual theme of “law and order.”
He also captioned a video of his devotees driving into Portland “GREAT PATRIOTS!”
“Gret patriots”, are we even surprised?
Prior to this weekend’s shooting, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler who was previously tear-gassed while addressing protesters wrote an open letter to Sunkist Stalin telling him to keep federal troops away from the city.
“We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery,” he said. “Portlanders are onto you. We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the COVID pandemic. And we know you’ve reached the conclusion that images of violence or vandalism are your only ticket to reelection.”
This article was originally posted on Bossip.com.
Donald Trump Shares Video Of His Supporters Yelling ‘White Power!’
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Trump decided to retweet a video of a supporter in the Villages shouting "White power!" Guarantee you some still won't call him racist and will make excuses.— Wajahat "Openly Brown" Ali (@WajahatAli) June 28, 2020
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Trump retweeted this video of his supporters in The Villages yelling "white power!"— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 28, 2020
He's upgraded his dog whistle to an air raid siren. pic.twitter.com/zyKJOkt9By
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Trump deleting the tweet about The Villages doesn’t change the fact that it happened or that Donald Trump embraces white supremacist ideology.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) June 28, 2020
Will you delete your support for Trump @TimScottSC? https://t.co/q3mCjrElFE
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Also in The Villages. pic.twitter.com/XdR6TmfS78— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) June 28, 2020
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And then some of his previously silent neighbors started to join him.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) June 28, 2020
And now Ed has reinforcements.
One man. A 71-year old retiree from Philadelphia in an Orlando retirement village. Leading a local movement.
Ed McGinty is good people.
I’d join his protest any day.
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That video from The Villages is really sad.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 28, 2020
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I thought we were at least a few more weeks away from the President tweeting “White Power,” but I guess that’s what happens when you get caught letting Putin kill our soldiers.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 28, 2020
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Just gonna throw this out there. If people are protesting against each other in *The Villages* Trump has a problem in Florida.— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) June 28, 2020
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trump really got on twitter this morning retweeting a video from nazi seniors in The Villages who shouted white power— BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP (@battletested5) June 28, 2020
Folks, every Black and Brown person should know that we are in for a fight of our lives to remove this racist piece of trash from the White House on Nov 3rd
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