fascist rally in PDX 

Citation for the US Marshals being involved in the arrests:

"PPB has arrested 6 Patriots and 0 Antifa ahead of PDX Saturday," writes the Three Percent of Washington, a local chapter of the Three Percenters paramilitary group, on Facebook. "They are using sealed indictments to hide Ted Wheeler's bias as Police Commissioner/Mayor and Antifa supporter. Warrants are being executed by U.S. Marshals."

wweek.com/news/city/2019/08/15

Suggestions that this is about the May 1 attack.

fascist rally in PDX 

PPB also just gave a press conference, though I was unable to stream it. Followup summaries seem to suggest they're shutting down a couple streets and the Hawthorne bridge. Presumably this is to make it harder for bystanders to end up caught in the mess, which in turn makes it a lot easier for cops to kettle & arrest.

It was also a show of force; there will be a _lot_ of cops there this time.

fascist rally in PDX 

Also, I wish I could believe that Wheeler and the PPB have woken up to the notion that the fascists are the problem and antifa is just doing what it needs to do, but the number of businesses that have had to move and/or cancel events that day just might have something to do with it...

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fascist rally in PDX 

@gdorn yeah the thing is it's become an embarrassment, and Ted has aspirations for higher office

fascist rally in PDX 

@interneteh I do have a tiny bit of hope that he has seen the light, that a lot of the protestors are flying in specifically to start a fight with RCA, and that siding with the fascists isn't good for his optics. Whether Outlaw will be able to resist attacking the counter-protestors remains to be seen...

fascist rally in PDX 

@gdorn PDX have shot projectiles at the heads of leftists while the chuds cheered them on. So that's them.

Ted honestly doesn't understand how his stance benefits the fash

fascist rally in PDX 

@interneteh Oh, I know. PPB has sided with the chuds repeatedly and in much worse ways. I just am holding out a tiny hope that Wheeler has changed.

But I'll probably be there with a camera anyway.

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