BLM and Antifa Agitators Take Over Street in Portland to Protest Police Shooting
Portland authorities allowed a small group of Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters to take over a busy street in downtown Portland over the weekend, where they redirected traffic and bullied drivers -- and it wasn't for the first time.
For the past week and a half, left-wing activists have been protesting the shooting death of Patrick Kimmons, who was fatally shot by police officers after being involved in a gang-related shooting that left two people wounded on Sept. 30.
According to Oregon Live, police officers reacted with deadly force when they "saw Kimmons turn toward them or head their way holding a gun."
The officers yelled commands and fired at Kimmons with their handguns, striking him in the upper torso and leg. Between the sergeant and officer, 10 to 12 shots were fired.
Dozens of protesters, including members of Kimmons' family, marched through downtown Portland to the parking lot where the shooting occurred to protest and demand "police accountability."
"We're not here to riot. We're here for justice," said Charles Kimmons, a family member. "We need to fight this all the way to the end. These cops need to be locked up."
Oregon Live nonchalantly reported that some members of the group decided to block a busy street near the parking lot, "but directed traffic around the demonstration," as if taking over the street was a completely normal and acceptable thing to do.
Protesters mixed with traffic, mostly without incident, but reporters for Oregon Public Broadcasting and KATU-TV said a driver struck a protester near the Justice Center and drove away. The protester was not seriously injured.
That poor protester. There is video from the incident in the second tweet below. The first video shows the self-appointed traffic cops dealing with the confused and annoyed motorists "mostly without incident" but with a lot of F-bombs, bullying, intimidation, and accusations of white supremacy. Both videos were shot by Portland area videographer Brandon Farley.
“Just go that way,” a female agitator barks at a driver in the first video. When he asks why, she fires back, “Because I told you to!”
“Yeah, you little white little f**ker!” a belligerent compatriot, who is white himself, hollers. "You're a f*cking whitey aren't ya?!" he taunts. "Get the f*ck down the road!" The woman insists that the motorist, who was visiting from North Carolina, go the way she's directing him. She explains to him impatiently that he's blocking traffic (even though the protesters, of course, were the ones blocking traffic).
Noticing the man's North Carolina license plate, the foul-mouthed protester calls him a white supremacist.
“Go back to North Carolina where you came from. We don’t need your KKK in Portland, Oregon!” the man shouts.