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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:03 PM

We are being pitted against each other and it will destroy us

Just watched a live feed from Portland today. It was an hour I'll never get back, narrated by a Proud Boy supporter. I wanted to see things from their side. What I saw made me both angry and scared for my country.

It showed a large group of militia- type Trump supporters, quite a few armed, marching up a street and facing off with a BLM group that was already in a park having a peaceful event. The narrator even mentioned that it was "peaceful so far". As more of the militia members, bikers, etc. arrived, the narrator was thanking them for coming and being part of their great "patriot" event. The two sides eventually squared off and proceeded to yell at each until emotions were so high something was thrown. Then little by little things started flying. There was pushing and shoving, the whole routine. It took awhile for someone to make the first move, but it was bound to happen.

Never once during the live feed did I see any police try to calm the situation and move the two groups away from each other. It was in the middle of the day, things were still peaceful and no apparent looting or rioting was going on. The police should have at least been doing crowd control, but they weren't doing anything. I want to know why the police weren't breaking it up before it started? They're always moving everyone along in every other protest you see footage from.

I've heard the excuse that it would be too dangerous for the police to get in the middle, but that doesn't make sense.

Wouldn't that mean the police couldn't get their own supporters to comply?

If the police asked the militias, proud boys, patriot sons, and all the rest to move on away, to protest somewhere that wasn't in BLM's face, are we to believe they would not comply? They claim to be all about supporting the police and complying with them, right?

We are being pitted against each other, and it's being condoned.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:05 PM

1. Drumpf sent them to stir things up

Simple as that

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:08 PM

2. Just like the police could stop these skirmishes, Trump could calm things down

The fact that he is not doing anything is disgusting!

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:10 PM

3. The police were shutting down portions of the freeway while the line of cars and trucks

made their way into Portland.

The Police were assisting the militias.

We the people are fighting against systemic racism and the Police DO NOT HAVE OUR BACKS.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:20 PM

4. Police are scared of militias more than anything. That's why they coddle them.

And, by golly, I think the right-wing perps know it. And, now the spectacle of it all has the MSM licking their chops. Trump too, for that matter.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:22 PM

5. Mayor Wheeler of Portland:

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:41 PM

7. If he's standing there with the police chief and district attorney, why aren't they out there

arresting the white nationalists?

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:47 PM

8. That was brilliant!

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:24 PM

6. There are no OTHERS. We are all AMERICANS! All to be treated with respect!

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