Editor’s Note: This was a popular story with our readers when it originally ran; we’re re-posting it here in case you missed it.
If you’re the kind of person who dresses in black clothing, obscures your face with a bandana and considers brass knuckles a perfectly logical accessory, you could certainly pick worse places to alight than Portland, Oregon.
Portland isn’t just a compendium of liberal clichés anymore. It’s the kind of place where you can block an intersection, harass motorists and bust up a Lexus, and not only will the police stand by while it all happens, the mayor will defend the decision of said policemen.
If you’ve been reading about antifa in the past week or so, that incident took up most of the media air, but it’s far from the only incident we’ve seen out of black-clad “protesters” in the Athens of modern hipsterdom.
Those with memories longer than three news cycles (which now goes by in, what, 90 minutes?) will recall that antifa groups have engaged in what can charitably be called clashes with a group called Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys, the fraternal organization founded by Gavin McInnes.
Antifa has said that both are white nationalist organizations; while both are controversial, there’s not really direct evidence to support either claim.
Videos from past events have shown the fisticuffs between members of antifa and either the other side of the protest or the police. Now, a video has emerged of what takes place beforehand — and why it tells you everything you need to know about these putative “anti-fascists.”
We warn you, this video contains very intense language. Viewer discretion is highly advised.
[🇺🇸🇺🇸 Patriots Strike Back 🇺🇸🇺🇸] pt. 10#ANTIFA RUNNING LIKE BITCHES!!!
— Brandon Farley (@FarleyFilms) October 15, 2018
The video was taken this past weekend at (ironically) a “law and order” demonstration by Patriot Prayer, according to the Daily Wire.
It begins as one of the individuals clearly allied with the far-left element present at the event telling a 9/11 widow how her husband deserved to be killed and that the NYPD is full of degenerates. Lovely.
This is apparently what she got for crossing the street in Portland; I suppose her patriotic garb identified her as being in league with the other side here and made this man’s behavior totally okay with him.
Things took a turn when the other side began taking an interest in our hooligan friend.
As you can see, when a bigger guy showed up, the other guy began running down the street. It’s not clear if he was caught by the men. As for the instigator, by the looks of things, he wasn’t attracted to either of the groups because of “white nationalism.”
Now, this certainly isn’t to countenance this kind of behavior. We don’t, and neither should any conservative. However, given what we know from prior altercations, it’s not as if antifa doesn’t actively participate in this and worse.
This is a perfect look at what antifa does. They intimidate and bully other people and then are surprised when other people strike back.
All of this is evidence of why we need police in Portland to do their job — before this gets even more out of hand.
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