It’s been almost four months, 118 nights of virtually constant rioting in Portland and the surrounding areas because of the radical leftists of the BLM and Antifa.
Hundreds of injuries and even deaths, attacks on cops, things burnt down and destroyed, millions in damage.
But after all this time, the Oregon governor has finally declared a State of Emergency.
It’s because the Proud Boys announced they would be holding a rally.
According to the OPB, this declaration allows the authorities to use the Oregon State Police and the Multnomah Sheriff’s Office to lead the response, so the Portland Police would have to follow them. They’ve also agreed to lift any bans on the use of tear gas that the Democratic politicians had decried in the use against the far left radicals.
“The First Amendment does not give anyone license to hurt or kill someone because of opposing political views,” Brown said. “And when free expression is fueled by hate and coupled with an intent to incite violence, then I need to do everything I can as governor to ensure the safety of Oregonians.”
While the Proud Boys have gotten into brawls with Antifa, it isn’t them rioting, attacking hundreds of police and burning down the city. If Brown will recall, it’s Antifa who stalked and killed a Patriot Prayer member on the street, not the other way around.
But for the left, this is their “excuse” to try to deflect from the riots and build up the Proud Boys as some kind of threat to anyone but Antifa. It’s actually trending on Twitter as the Left melting down over the “hate group.”
For Brown, Proud Boys are “fueled by hate’ because they want to take on Antifa and intent on inciting violence, but BLM/Antifa who have rioted for months, actually pushed hatred against police, the city and the country are just ‘expressing their First Amendment rights’ and are ‘antiracist’ protesters. Brown and the other similar Democrats fail to see their own hypocrisy on the matter.
But while the Proud Boys have said they are going to rally Saturday night and Antifa has said they are going to respond, there’s also speculation they may do what they did in Philadelphia, announce and not show up. That left Antifa there spinning their wheels with no one to attack but media and each other. And this would also mean that the state police could respond with tear gas to Antifa.
But the Proud Boys’ announcement has already exposed the hypocrisy of the Democrats.