Proud Boys appeared at today’s “Back the Blue” demonstration in Portland OR, one brandishing a firearm like the St Louis couple defending their villa. Perhaps another last-minute speaker at the RNC perhaps to speak about self-defense law when you have superior force. Plenty of violations today.
One qualification is that there were technically not enough police to declare it a “riot”, as though it was a matter of suppression rather than the riot’s violence, considering the multiple threats and confrontations. Then again the cops claimed they were tired out from the previous night’s protest.
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) August 23, 2020
— Katie Shepherd (@katemshepherd) August 23, 2020
Some people in the opposing left-leaning crowd brought rocks, fireworks and bottles filled with chemical solutions. Both crowds sported shields and helmets.
— Tim Dickinson (@7im) August 23, 2020