Continuing down the line of liberal cities to be hit with riots, agitators have finally reached Portland, Oregon. Portland, which is the home of ANTIFA, LGBTQ groups, normalizing gender inclusivity, and many other ideals of the Left, made it through nearly two months without uncontrollable riots. Even when residents tried to create a copy of Seattle’s CHOP autonomous zone, the city immediately disbanded and shut it down. Nevertheless, Saturday night marked the 51st night of consecutive protests in Portland when the city declared a riot after alarming acts of violence ensued.
Perhaps, the Left has saved their worst for last, as protests and riots seem to have largely fizzled out across the rest of the country. Over the weekend, violence steeply escalated in the liberal city, so much so that DHS, CBP, and some special operations were called in to help combat the attack on U.S. institutions.
Following the chaotic night, President Trump tweeted on Sunday that, by sending in federal agents, “We are trying to help Portland, not hurt it. Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators. They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property AND OUR PEOPLE. These were not merely protesters, these are the real deal!”
We are trying to help Portland, not hurt it. Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators. They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE. These were not merely protesters, these are the real deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2020
Trump’s statement was in response to Leftists like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren trying to paint federal law enforcement as Nazi “stormtroopers.” Pelosi echoed Leftist media outlets spreading propaganda that the United States government is using, “Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protestors and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti. These are not the actions of a democratic republic. @DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission. Trump & his storm troopers must be stopped.”
Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti.
These are not the actions of a democratic republic.@DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission.
Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 18, 2020
Reporter Jack Posobiec posted screenshots of several mainstream media outlets who also perpetuated the lie that there are unmarked agents randomly arresting peaceful protestors. He wrote, “The false ‘unidentified agents’ hoax has now been spread by a variety of ultra-Left blogs and activists, and at least one US Senator”.
The false 'unidentified agents' hoax has now been spread by a variety of ultra-left blogs and activists, and at least one US Senator pic.twitter.com/sL06LiJg8d
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 17, 2020
While it’s totally in character for some far-Left blogs to spread fake news, it is always disgustingly appalling when U.S. politicians, like Senator Jeff Merkely, Nancy Pelosi, and Elizabeth Warren, knowingly propagate hoaxes.
Especially when many videos of the alleged “unmarked’ authorities, clearly show that they have arm patches on their uniforms which identify what department they are from. Several social media users took the time to point out identification markers, disproving the Left’s egregious claims that President Trump is deploying “unidentified” agents to “kidnap” Portland protestors. Most of the agents were identified as DHS or CBP.
CBP issued a statement in response to the allegations that the deployed officers were not properly identified. They said, “Violent anarchists have organized events in Portland over the last several weeks with willful intent to damage and destroy federal property, as well as injure federal officers and agents. These criminal actions will not be tolerated… The CBP agents identified themselves and were wearing CBP insignia during the encounter. The names of the agents were not displayed due to recent doxing incidents against law enforcement personnel who serve and protect our country.”
So, not only were the federal agents indeed identified, but they were also dealing with the domestic terror organization, ANTIFA, who will viciously target an individual and their family simply for doing their job as law enforcement.
Jorge Ventura, a reporter on the ground in downtown Portland, shared videos of ANTIFA members who showed up in full force to the riots. Ventura wrote, “Antifa Attacking Federal Courthouse in Portland
Antifa mob now stacking fences on Federal Courthouse doors and are continuing to take down fencing here in #Portland . Stay tuned for the latest updates on the ground.”
When ANTIFA attempted burning down Federal Courthouse, the Portland Police Association office, and city monuments, federal agents were swiftly deployed to intervene.
As Trump said, these people were not merely protestors. They were trained rioters who were armed, dangerous, and actively destroying public property. If federal agents did not step in, there wouldn’t be a lawful city left. It would be overrun by anarchists and terrorists who hate America – and that’s not an exaggeration. It’s very clear by their actions that ANTIFA and the BLM-supported rioters are a very real threat to this country. It is the responsibility of the president and the federal government to not only dispel fake news spread by leftist politicians to sow confusion but also to restore law and order.