"I have several times made a poor choice by avoiding a necessary confrontation." John Cleese
A demonstration billed as a march for “law and order” in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night.
Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other outside Kelly’s Olympian, a popular bar on Southwest Washington Street.
The melee, which lasted more than a minute, ended when riot cops rushed in and fired pepper balls at the street fighters.
Video shows the first punches being thrown which quickly escalated into chaos that spilled out into the streets. Police now confirm that the demonstrators used pepper spray and were armed with ‘hard-knuckled gloves, firearms, batons and knives.‘
In less than a minute, anti-riot police appeared on the scene using foam bullets to control the crowd.
Antifa just handed the Republican Party yet another messaging victory that will only help propel the simmering backlash to leftist “mob rule”.
As Democrats approach midterms – and more importantly the 2020 US election, former Attorney General Eric Holder had some advice during a Sunday campaign event in Georgia.
“Michelle [Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them.“
Holder isn’t the only leading Democrat calling for aggressive action against conservatives. In a Tuesday interview, Hillary Clinton rejected the idea that Democrats should be “civil” with Republicans in the age of Donald Trump.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” said Clinton.
Last night at the Trump rally in PA, a liberal protester touched me against my consent and said he’d throw me on the ground and rape me. Feminists around him, who say we’re supposed to believe women, defended him and denied it happened. This is what the left has come to. #MeToo
Deserae Morin, Republican candidate for Vermont state legislature, has posted a picture of a death threat letter that she apparently received. The letter says “****, we are hunting you. My comrades will kill you and the Constitution. First, we will rape you for days. You will scream and know that agonizing horror. No equal rights for republicans. Socialism is here. Open season for Republican death in Vermont. Fear our revolution. AA. It’s time”
Mark Zuckerberg just shut down 559 pages and 251 accounts — which include tons of massive independent media sites with millions of followers run by Americans — a few weeks out from the midterms.
Jack Dorsey followed it up by banning many of the same independent news sites and the journalists who ran them on Twitter.
The pages included The Free Thought Project, Press For Truth, Anti-Media, Cop Block, Filming Cops, Counter Current News, Right Wing News, Noisy Room, Gun Laws Don’t Work, Reverb Press, Nation in Distress, Clash Daily, Voluntaryist Veterans and many more.