The man shot dead on a street in downtown Portland, Oregon Saturday night during a night of clashes between members of a pro-Trump caravan and Antifa-Black Lives matter rioters was reported to have been wearing a Patriot Prayer hat and shirt and a Blue Lives Matter flag patch, indicating he was part of the pro-Trump demonstrators.
Mike Baker with the New York Times reported, “NEW: 1 man has been shot and killed in Portland. The man was wearing a hat with insignia for Patriot Prayer, a far-right group.”
NEW: 1 man has been shot and killed in Portland.
The man was wearing a hat with insignia for Patriot Prayer, a far-right group.https://t.co/vxK3J0NH2t
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) August 30, 2020
Baker’s report included an overhead photo of the victim as medics attended to him that showed him wearing shorts. A photo of unknown origin shows a Blue Lives Matter flag patch on the alleged victim’s pouch strapped to his shorts.
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Alleged Photo of victim… Note the Blue lives matter patch on his pouch… Unless Portland protesters support the police it looks a protester shot a right wing guy… pic.twitter.com/oI1uCbUIod
— OmniscientJuggernaut (@OmniJuggernaut) August 30, 2020
Video of the shooting. Scroll to 18 minute mark:
Portland, Or. Night 95 I think? #dontshootpdx #PortlandProtest #BlackTransLivesMatter #BLM #BlackLivesMatter
Posted by Justin Dunlap on Saturday, August 29, 2020
UPDATE: The Willamette Weekly confirms the NY Times report, “A photo viewed by WW shows the victim was wearing a hat and T-shirt bearing the emblem of Patriot Prayer, a Vancouver, Wash.-based conservative protest group that has regularly sparred with antifascists in Portland streets for the past three years.”
Photos taken by @SmileItsNathan confirm that the victim was wearing a hat and T-shirt bearing the emblem of Patriot Prayer, a Vancouver, Wash. conservative protest group that has sparred with antifascists in Portland streets for the past three years. https://t.co/J2uzrvCYtX
— Aaron Mesh (@AaronMesh) August 30, 2020
UPDATE: Enhanced versions of the Justin Dunlap Facebook video show the shooter was seen a few minutes before:
Slowed it down. pic.twitter.com/zfdxD6QAKd
— MFoxhunter (@mfoxhunter) August 30, 2020
might want to slow this one down too pic.twitter.com/PqE6pvuzOd
— J (@JME_333) August 30, 2020