Some have suggested recent actions in Portland as a trial run for martial law, considering how badly run was the attempt at using federal forces in DC. They are DHS and feds, without identification, and refusing to identify themselves.
Apparently graffiti is terrorism in the absence of statues to topple, as Trump attempts to provoke a serious RWNJ incident to match the Trumpian carnage meme contradicted by generally peaceful BLM protests. Portland is now better positioned than Seattle, given the historical pattern of protests.
“Oregon Public Broadcasting confirms tweets today that federal officers in camouflage but no agency identification or badges, driving unmarked non-government rental cars, are grabbing protestors off streets in Portland and not talking w local authorities”
A peaceful protester in Portland was shot in the head by one of Donald Trump’s secret police. Now Trump and Chad Wolf are weaponizing the DHS as their own occupying army to provoke violence on the streets of my hometown because they think it plays well with right-wing media.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) July 16, 2020
Federal troops are assaulting and kidnapping Portland protesters. They are also sweeping homeless camps and destroying their possessions. @KateBrownForOR and @RonWydenplease help. @tedwheeler does not care. #PortlandProtests https://t.co/SNPAx3FS1j
— Mark Wyner ✊???? (@markwyner) July 17, 2020
This letter from Acting Homeland Security Secretary Wolf is extremely alarming. Like 5 alarm fire alarming. Like justifying the Gestapo invading Portland.https://t.co/XAJUzTgFPd
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 17, 2020
— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) July 17, 2020
I'm down at the Justice Center / Federal Courthouse. After a massive show of force (see my last livestream) the feds have retreated. And now protesters have removed the fence that was put around the park this morning. pic.twitter.com/npZCGOQGfd
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) July 17, 2020
I have lots to promote including a podcast. But instead follow the folks at @tacoma_action and see how you can support their campaign against police violence and for Black Lives in my home town.
— nate bowling (police violence is state violence) (@nate_bowling) July 16, 2020
If you are in Portland and have anything to report about Police abuse or these federal agents kidnapping people, call the DEFUND HOTLINE 504-291-8575 and leave a voicemail so we can let people know. #DefundThePolice #PDXprotest #BlackLivesMatter
— Defund the Police Podcast #defundthepolice #blm (@DefundPoliceNYC) July 17, 2020
I told Acting Secretary Wolf that the federal government should remove all federal officers from our streets. His response showed me he is on a mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes. He is putting both Oregonians and local law enforcement officers in harm’s way.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 16, 2020