Authorities in Portland, Oregon, appear to have given violent antifa militants free rein to assault journalists and innocent bystanders at will in the streets of the city.
And over the weekend, local videographer Brandon Brown and several other independent journalists were attacked by a menacing mob of antifa militants while filming a demonstration in downtown Portland.
The “orange liquid” sprayed over Brandon Brown’s face was bear mace. It’s an oil that burns & doesn’t easily wash off. Antifa have been using it as a weapon of choice in attacks against journalists they dislike. Brown did nothing to provoke this violence: https://t.co/BGqU1g5vFq pic.twitter.com/ZhsgQQlDZe
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 9, 2020
The antifa goons showed up to counter-protest a planned Ku Klux Klan/white supremacy rally at a downtown park, but that rally was apparently a hoax that was cancelled at the last minute. With nothing else to do, the militants targeted journalists who showed up to cover the event, the police, public property, and at least one person on their own side
I wonder how long it os going to take for Portland Antifa to decide to carve out a “safe zone” for themselves? Have their own little empire, a few blocks of Portland where they are the absolute law and the cops are not allowed to patrol. We have seen this in Europe and in Venezuela of lately where they even have their own currency. I cannot shake the idea that Portland is a gigantic Petri dish where an experiment is being conducted by those elected to power as mandated by those behind them. If there is a place that needs a Who Is John Galt?, Portland fits the bill 100%