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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:44 PM

Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal troops

It looks like the "violent thugs" have been identified and removed from the protests.

In contrast, the state troopers did not intervene even when the scale of the protest on Thursday night passed the point, as demonstrators shook the fence around the courthouse, at which in early demonstrations the federal agents generally fired tear gas, stun grenades and baton rounds.

In the absence of confrontation, and with the state police remaining largely unseen inside the courthouse, tensions quickly eased. Without the federal forces to draw attention, protest organisers kept the focus on Black Lives Matters and reform of the Portland police.

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Some in the crowd worked to avoid trouble by stopping demonstrators from lighting fires and shooting fireworks at the courthouse as they had done on previous nights.

Dan Thomas, an African American man, stood in the street shouting at people not to cause a confrontation with the state police.

“Attacking the federal building is not Black Lives Matter. Leave it alone. You’re playing into Trump’s hands,” he said.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/portland-sees-peaceful-night-of-protests-following-withdrawal-of-federal-troops/ar-BB17pr3f?ocid=sf

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:46 PM

1. Now that the outside agitators are gone?

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:56 PM

2. Now that the agitators will leave if there's calm

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:02 PM

6. The agitators are following the SS stormtroopers to Chicago, etc.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:09 PM

7. Oh well I was using the SS as the agitators in this case

Since they’re the ones stirring it up

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:12 PM

8. Could be. My guess is civilian white nationalists.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:23 PM

10. Yes them too but the presence of the aggressive borac idiots is what's sparked so much violence

I’m sure boogaloo / white nat. instigators infiltrated the protests .... BUT so did the borac people!

With the borac people standing down, the protests are peaceful.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:31 PM

12. Agree. Borac could have been using their own to agitate.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:59 PM

3. Liberals, Democrats and progressives are NON violent people and this includes BLM...

Antifa doesnt exist other than all patriots are Antifa...

All violence and property damage is done by righty or sometimes people in a neighborhood who have been kicked in the teeth for 200 years will break a window or too, just be GOD DAMN GRATEFUL the tables are not turned and it isnt

WHITE PEOPLE

who are on the receiving end of endless systematic and systemic racism because they/we would BURN DOWN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY after the first time one of them/us was lynched.

So be grateful that in general POC are far more mature and responsible when it comes to being on the receiving end of this bulshit.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:49 PM

4. fox has been aggressively following Portland every day, 50+ days - except today?

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:15 PM

9. KNR

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:24 PM

11. Hey Donald, looks like you were the problem all along

If you want another humiliating ass-kicking, we'll be right here waiting for you.

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