Portland is pretty much an occupied territory under Antifa at this point. Sure, there’s some hyperbole in that sentence, but not that much (see Violent Portland Antifa Group Assaults Journalist at Rally and Portland Police Chief Asks: Why isn’t Antifa EVER Held Accountable?). Exhibit Q is this first-person footage of a journalist Brandon Brown being beaten down, captured by his GoPro camera.
Where were the cops? Allegedly, watching it happen and doing nothing about it. This isn’t even the first time the journalist was attacked.
Video recorded by antifa writer Shane Burley shows the mob harassing, assaulting & pepper spraying local citizen journalist Brandon Brown. Brown was attacked & robbed by antifa militants for recording them in Olympia, Wash. in December. https://t.co/jC6I7aRcVs pic.twitter.com/flERgVLfKm
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 8, 2020
This all took place at an anti-KKK rally. It was supposed to be a “counter-protest” to a KKK rally that never actually happened. No one in the KKK showed up, probably because if you still self-identify as KKK, you’re a punk-ass bitch. I’m also not sure why you need masks and weapons to counter-protest a couple of old guys yelling about not being replaced. But the folks in Antifa were there. They went through the trouble of leaving their mothers’ basements and dressing up in cosplay, so they rioted and attacked the police while they were there.
From what I saw, the journalist was there to just do some of that journalism. So why attack him? Also, real nice of those two dudes holding the cameras to help this guy out. I guess the stupid philosophical question about saving your drowning dog or a drowning stranger should have a qualifier. What if the stranger is Antifa like these precious noodle-boys? Yeah, good choice doggy-paddling with your doggy to shore.
And the Portland police are paid to do what now?