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Portland ‘May Day’ Protests of ‘Autonomous Demonstrations’ on ICE Facility Declared Riot

Portland has been forced to declare a riot after a group of roughly 100 people engaged in “autonomous demonstrations”

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Portland, Oregon has been forced to declare a riot after a group of roughly 100 people engaged in “autonomous demonstrations” near an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facility. In what is being deemed “May Day” occurred as the protests evolved into a full-fledged riot. At least fourteen arrests were made, including one individual who allegedly menaced officers with a knife.

Fox News reports between 9 and 10 p.m. local time Sunday, “one group of about 30 individuals gathered near the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility and another group of about 80 to 100 people gathered in Shemanski Park. Both events had been promoted as ‘autonomous demonstrations,’ according to the Portland Police Bureau.” The attacks were “similar to prior events where participants engaged in criminal behavior including arson, assault, vandalism and theft.”

The Portland Police Department chronicled the incident on Twitter with several pictures of the damage to the area. “Three separate Starbucks sustained window damage. The Hilton sustained graffiti on the wall during the riot in Downtown Portland” Tweeted @PortlandPolice.

A report said arrests were made and the group dissolved by around 11 p.m. A separate group “clashed with federal authorities stationed at the city’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. The clash reportedly led to officers firing pepper ball rounds” reported Fox News.

In a released statement, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said “We appreciate those who engaged in their First Amendment rights this afternoon in a peaceful manner. Once again, under the cover of darkness, several dozen people decided to damage and destroy multiple businesses in our downtown area resulting in a riot.”

“The situation became extremely dangerous when a man brandished a knife at officers when officers were simply doing their job. The officers appear to have exercised restraint and professionalism and safely apprehended this suspect. I am proud of all of our employees who worked to minimize further damage and arrest some of the criminals involved” the statement concluded.

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  1. jobardu

    May 5, 2021 at 12:53 am

    LEO ought to open a betting pool, like the ones used for groups to wager on the NCAA basketball tournament, on how many of those 14 mostly peaceful but masked and armed demonstrators will be charged, and how many will serve jail time. Right off I’ll place my bets on “zero” and “zero”. That is consistent with ongoing data. Since it is getting warmer in Portland it is time for Mayor Wheeler to announce that he is turning up the fans on the Antifa/BLM rioters.

    A few months ago he “turned up the heat” on the demonstrators, which reportedly turned out to be providing heated kiosks so they could prepare, rest and pack up after their riots. This time it will be providing locations with air conditioning and ventilation so the mostly peaceful Democratic intimidation and destruction gangs can perform their “Art” in a comfortable setting.

  2. truth

    May 11, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Really odd, now that the ultra-left loonies won the POTUS race, the Capitol Hill Autistic Zone, CHAZ-style insurrections are not allowed anymore.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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