Patriots Group (Trump Supporters) Vow To Stand Up To AntiFa Threats Head On.
As we have previously reported; Portland Oregon has recently canceled an annual parade due to direct threats from AntiFa. However, this has not deterred the Patriots and Trump supporters who were already planning on attending the event.
The Trump supporters have officially declared that they will not be bullied by the likes of AntiFa, and have announced that they will be at the parade location on schedule. In the video below you can hear exactly how they feel on the subject.
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Antifa has shut down the annual parade using threats of violence. This is a direct attack on our first amendment, no matter where you stand politically. There is a big group of people who are extremely serious about our first amendment, and we will protect it simply by not letting Antifa stop us from marching.
ALL LAWS MUST BE FOLLOWED. WE WILL NOT BLOCK TRAFFIC, WE WILL NOT CAUSE ANY VIOLENCE.
This is a peaceful march on the sidewalk, to go from start to finish. We will meet at Montavilla City Park for a quick speech then march together.
Bring your flags to remind everyone that this is America, this isn’t North Korea or China where we should be afraid of wannbe tyrants like Antifa. There will be security to ensure the safety of average citizens from these mean and cruel Antifa members.
The Oathkeepers have also weighed in on the “AntiFa Problem” with their own announcement.
Free speech is not to be tolerated according to Antifa thugs. Anyone who disagrees with Antifa is a “fascist” and must be silenced by threats of violence and outright riots including assault and battery against their “enemies”.
Berkeley seems to be the hotbed of intolerance towards any proposed speaker who does not follow the liberal/progressive/leftist ideology. Free speech must by stopped “By Any Means Necessary” and there’s a group for that. BAMN. The facebook page of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin shows that he joined BAMN’s facebook group and is facebook friends with BAMN leader Yvette Felarca. Felarca is a teacher, and so are others who are active members of BAMN, and were participants in the BAMN/Antifa violence in Berkeley on April 15.
Thanks to Oath Keepers, California III% patriots, American Civil Defense, Proud Boys, and many other patriots, the scheduled Free Speech rally (that Antifa wanted to stop) was held as scheduled at noon. The speakers and attendees were safe and secure, and the rally was a success.
It was the area outside the protected rally area where the rioting occurred. The so-called “Battle of Berkeley” was a loss for Antifa as they were prevented from disrupting the Free Speech rally and then pushed out of the area by pro-Trump supporters.
Most of the rioters in Berkeley on April 15 wore masks to protect their identity. However, there is an active effort online to “out” those who are committing crimes, or inciting others to commit crimes. This poor Antifa soul appears to be getting panicky that Antifa/BAMN rioters’ identities are being revealed. He apparently wants to “feel safe” while he is engaged in assault and battery. He has yet to learn that wearing a mask will not absolve rioters of the consequences of their actions.
Portland Radio Host Lars Larson also had a bit to say on the whole AntiFa subject:
Everyone loves a parade, right? Apparently Anarchists and Hater’s don’t. For the past decade, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade has kicked off the city of Portland’s signature event: The Rose Festival. Like Seattle’s Bumbershoot and Spokane’s Lilac festival, and Eugene’s…well, I suppose its the Oregon Country Fair.
In any case, every city has some kind of event where the whole community get’s together. But in these Days of Donald Trump it seems that’s not allowed. You see, the supposedly anti fascist group “Antifa” has threatened to use fascist tactics to attack the Avenue of Roses Parade. Specifically, the group warns that hundreds of its members will attack Trump supporters and members of the Republican Party if they take part in the March.
The business association which sponsors the parade took the threat seriously enough that they have cancelled the whole event this coming Saturday. I certainly understand the concern for lives and safety, but caving in to a terrorist threat isn’t the way to make it go away. I propose the parade go on as planned, and the Portland Police Bureau does its job…show up with plenty of zip-cuffs and pepper spray and a dozen city buses and bust anyone who tries to bust up the parade. Then throw the book at those who conspired to do it.
If you’re inclined to the “cave in” approach…what happens when this group or others threaten another event…and with this kind of reaction, they will. If you don’t see the pattern that’s developing, let me connect the dots for you. A police officer justifiably shoots someone in the line of duty…and a mob gathers to demand he be lynched.
Conservative speakers show up on college campuses to speak…and a mob destroys their Constitutional right of free speech while the college administration orders police to do nothing. City Council meetings turn into donnybrooks where no one can speak and decisions can’t happen. America under the rule of the Mob isn’t America. Cancelling a parade isn’t the end of the world…but it is the start of a very, very slippery slope.
What The Future Holds
Nobody knows what’s going to happen next. But I think it would be safe to say that things are going to get interesting. Will Portland PD allow either group to assemble? Will AntiFa show up with the numbers that they boast? Will there be enough Trump Supporters there to effectively stand up to them?
These are all questions that will not be answered until Saturday, where I will be out in the field covering whatever does happen. So, stay tuned!