Portland Cops Knew The Fascists Had A Weapons Cache. They Kept Silent And Attacked Protesters. - 2018-10-16

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F364.png Portland Cops Knew The Fascists Had A Weapons Cache. They Kept Silent And Attacked Protesters. October 16, 2018, Andy Campbell, Huffington Post

On Aug. 4, the Portland Police Bureau in Oregon protected two proto-fascist gangs as they marched around town, some in full body armor, in a planned disturbance disguised as a free speech rally.

Members of Patriot Prayer and its violent, punch-happy bodyguards, the Proud Boys, laughed and cheered behind barricades as cops fired dangerous rubber bullets and other nonlethal weapons at their opposition: a mix of local anti-racist and anti-fascist demonstrators. Cops nearly killed one of those these counterprotesters when an impact grenade penetrated a man's helmet and embedded itself into his skull.

Police claimed anti-fascists had hurled projectiles at riot cops — something two HuffPost reporters on the scene never witnessed. Days later — after outrage over the department's response to the rally — Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw said on a conservative radio show that protesters were acting like children and were only "mad because I kicked your butt."

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