Far-right groups disperse, anti-fascists turn on PPB

Far-right groups disperse, anti-fascists turn on PPB


PROTESTERS ON BOTH SIDES. WE WILL HEAR MORE FROM HER IN A MINUTE. COLE, LET’S START WITH YOU, YOU’VE BEEN RIGHT ON THE ACTION WHERE GROUPS AND POLICE WERE BEGINNING TO CLASH. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? REPORTER: FOR THE LAST TWO HOURS, IT’S TAKEN ON A DIFFERENT IDENTITY. IT STARTED AGAIN THIS MORNING WITH THOSE GROUPS ON THE WATERFRONT. THE FAR RIGHT AND FAR LEFT. AFTER THE FAR RIGHT GROUP SEEMED TO DISPERSE, THEY HAVE LEFT AT LEAST THE PORTLAND AREA. THIS HAS TURNED INTO MORE ANTIFA VERSUS POLICE DEMONSTRATION. IT HAS CALMED DOWN. WE HAVE PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE SQUARE. OFFICERS ARE ON SCENE. IT IS A LOT MORE CALM THAN IT WAS. WE WILL ROLL VIDEO FROM EARLIER TODAY. IT WAS ABOUT TWO HOURS AGO THAT THIS DYNAMIC SHIFTED. WE GOT TO COURTHOUSE SQUARE. PEOPLE WERE HANGING OUT FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES. GROUPS STARTED TO LEAVE. ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE SAW THEM COMING OUT OF NOWHERE. REALLY RUSHING IN. MOTORCYCLE COPS, BICYCLE COPS, OFFICERS ON FOOT. THEY WENT TO THE WEST TOWARDS NORDSTROM. THAT’S WHERE THEY GOT AT LEAST ONE GUY END UP AGAINST THE CURVE. AN UNMARKED UNIT. THEY CUFFED HIM WITH THE ZIP TIES AND GOT HIM OUT. THAT’S WHEN POLICE CALLED IT A CIVIL DISTURBANCE. THEY ARE GETTING ON THE LOUDSPEAKER, USING A HEAVILY TO GET PROTESTERS OUT OF THE STREET AND LISTEN TO THEIR COMMAND. SAYING IT WAS A CIVIL DISTURBANCE, THREATS OF RIOT CONTROL AGENTS AND USE OF FORCE. NOTHING ALONG THOSE LINES, DESPITE OFFICERS MAKING THOSE ARRESTS. MORE OFFICERS THAN COMING IN TO GIVE HIM SOME BACKUP. TELLING THEM TO STAY BACK. THEY WERE TAKING LAWFUL ACTION. PEOPLE KIND OF HUNG OUT IN THE CORNER OF SOUTHWEST YAMHILL. OFFICERS WERE BLOCKING THE ROADWAY. THAT’S WHERE WE ARE NOW. THAT HAS SHIFTED AGAIN OUT TO WHERE WE ARE. IT HAS SHRUNK CONSIDERABLY. WE WERE TALKING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EARLIER TODAY. IT HAS DWINDLED. NO SIGN OF LEAVING HERE JUST YET. PEOPLE DISPERSING, BUT WE WILL FOLLOW IT.

5 thoughts on “Far-right groups disperse, anti-fascists turn on PPB

  1. Thank you for telling the truth. The right had dispersed and Antifa causing problems, they are the ones who brought weapons.

  2. The right wings leave then the left starts trouble what was the point they where trying to make picking fights with the cops

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