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Monday, October 15, 2018

Portland mayor stands by decision to allow Antifa to block traffic, hassle motorists

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came under fire over a viral video showing Antifa protesters blocking traffic and harassing drivers, but he says he supports the decision by police to watch from a distance without getting involved.

“I was appalled by what I saw in the video, but I support the Portland Police Bureau’s decision not to intervene,” he said at a Friday press conference. “This whole incident will be investigated.”

The video posted by journalist Andy C. Ngo showed protesters, including members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, blocking an intersection and attempting to direct traffic at while officers on motorcycle watched from a block away.

At one point, the activists chased down 74-year-old Kent Houser after he made a right turn against their wishes, pounding on his silver Lexus and breaking a window. The car sustained thousands of dollars in damage, he told the Oregonian.

Even so, Mr. Wheeler insisted that “motorists should feel completely safe coming into downtown Portland.”



Anonymous said...

That Portland can get any more screwed up is beyond belief.

Anonymous said...

so the mayor supports law breakers?

Anonymous said...

Same town Rambo was arrested in 1972. Anti-American sherriff now just like back then

Anonymous said...

what a stooge of the style of democratic rule, in your face ignorace. when the violence starts he will be responsible. him and his ilk along with anifta blood in the streets will suffice.

Anonymous said...

Antifa is a bunch of worthless thugs!! Total losers.. communist..

Anonymous said...

If this doesn't paint a portrait of things to come if the liberals take back the house I don't know what does. Mr. Wheeler is afraid of something; perhaps an attack by ANTIFA?

Anonymous said...

That's what when you live in a chit hole liberal city. Good thing is it's just liberals messing with liberals

Anonymous said...

Grew up across the river in Vancouver and have lived in Portland for the last 35 years. It didn't get "weird" until the bastards moved here.

lmclain said...

I wonder if the police would stand back and watch if someone opened fire on those little b**ches?
Protecting and serving?
They can now STFU.
They aren't doing ANY of that.

Buy guns. Carry one all the time. Take no sh*t.
Know about Jury Nullification and USE IT.