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Ok I’m back at the protest, and there are some new bodies on the front line. ACLU legal observers now also on the scene. #OccupyICEPDX
Among this group of protesters who are now sitting in front of the police line is a person knitting. #OccupyICEPDX
The feds bring high-powered rifles, Portland brings a knitter. #OccupyICEPDX
This group went close to the ICE building on foot via Macadam, cops make them leave but protesters shout that that isn’t federal property. #OccupyICEPDX
One of these cops disagrees and tells a protester that they needs to look up DHS’ “jurisdiction
Scene from the anti-ICE protest in Portland. #OccupyICEPDX
And a new front opens up at the protest. #OccupyICEPDX
Police do acknowledge that this truck (with Washington plates) that pulled up to form a physical barrier is parked on private property right now. But the @DHSgov cop said they’ll move if they need to be moved.
I was standing there when @TheRealCoryElia asked one of the cops near the silver truck about this
This person in the street has a sign which reminds drivers hitting u-turns that @DHSgov blocked the road. #OccupyICEPDX
Bella Ciao.
This person just called Portland Mayor @tedwheeler and left a message about illegally parked cars on SW Bancroft. Second call today, they say. #OccupyICEPDX
Saw this @DemSocialists shirt and I had to get a pic. It’s a takeoff of the D.A.R.E. anti-drug campaign. #OccupyICEPDX
Protesters outside the ICE building shout “that’s illegal!” as a car exits the lot with license plates obscured. #OccupyICEPDX
So I don’t see any cops with rifles or who wear cloths reminiscent of a soldier in a war zone like earlier. Makes sense because it’s not that kind of a protest. #OccupyICEPDX #OccupyICE
So this is what happens whenever a car enters or exits the SW Portland ICE compound. #OccupyICEPDX
Protesters are fortifying the camp next door to the ICE building. #OccupyICEPDX
A sign is out here calling for Portland Mayor @tedwheeler to take action. Is this or any variation of it even possible? #OccupyICEPDX
Statement from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler re: #OccupyICEPDX
Some graffiti remains on the exterior of the ICE building.

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Aug 18, 2018
Standby for transmission from the Emerald City, where I’m gonna cover the latest protest organized by Joey Gibson & friends. Supposedly this one is gonna be heavy on 3 percenter militia ppl. We’ll see soon.
#AllOutAugust #Seattle #PatriotPrayer #ProudBoys
I’m here in Seattle at the rally, and people are open-carrying guns although that’s not unusual. Several dozen militia-types at a Seattle City Hall for this rally and march. Lots of 3 perfected patches.
Cops have been brought in from other cities to assist @SeattlePD with the event. And there’s a big ‘ol bus parked around the corner, and it’s special of course.
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Aug 4, 2018
So I’m now in downtown Portland covering the Patriot Prayer rally and counterprotest. There’s a cop slowly driving a cruiser around the grass, stopping at times. A barricade system has been setup north of the Salmon Springs Fountain, just waiting for the crowd. #DefendPDX
Wouldn’t hurt to have a boat in the water in case someone goes over the waterfront’s railing and into the Willamette river 🤷‍♂️
#DefendPDX #AllOutPDX #Portland
Meanwhile: Police around the corner outside of central precinct, some are putting on riot gear for the upcoming Patriot Prayer event/counterprotest. There’s the police vehicles w the bumpers that the police will ride around on, too.
#DefendPDX #AllOutPDX
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Jun 30, 2018
Must be the Patriot Prayer rally and counter-demonstrations. This person dressed as Pepe told me they made this costume yesterday for less than $20.
Follow along here for my coverage from downtown Portland. #DefendPDX is the hashtag
DHS has the block around Schrunk Plaza shutdown. Gonna be a B walking around down here until the march starts.
If you want into the Joey Gibson’s Patriot Prayer rally you’ll have to enter Schrunk from the south
Read 62 tweets
Jun 25, 2018
So the feds gave the #OccupyICEPDX camp the order to clear out or face arrest.
Remember how the US flag was removed from the roof of the Portland ICE building? A new flag was added. This new flag says “refugees welcome.”
View of the entrance to the #OccupyICEPDX camp.
Read 23 tweets
Jun 3, 2018
Breaking: Beatdowns at the Patriot Prayer and counterprotest in downtown Portland. Intense video
That man, whose face was busted open when I got here, was wearing a Rasheed Wallace jersey
Antifascists came out on top in that last exchange. I just got here to the rally/protests so I’m getting caught up. Sorry! #PatriotPrayer
Read 41 tweets
Sep 10, 2017
I'm at Waterfront Park for the start of today's Patriot Prayer-related activities & police have the park sectioned off for different groups
Provided people show up. I talked to a cop and he said they're just gonna ask people to split up based on antifa, neutral or "patriot"
There's a patriot prayer side, neutral middle and an antifa side, to boil it down
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