Portland sees largely peaceful night of protests with more than 1,000 demonstrators as feds prepare to withdraw | Fox News

  

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Via:  pat-wilson  •  2 months ago  •  58 comments

By:   Vandana Rambaran (Fox News)

Portland sees largely peaceful night of protests with more than 1,000 demonstrators as feds prepare to withdraw | Fox News
Usually a hotspot for violent clashes with law enforcement, demonstraters instead congregated outside of Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Oregon, with balloons, flags, and painted signs chanting "Black Lives Matter."

This article from FOX ( no less) is to counterbalance the hysterical seeded story about the Portland protests currently stinking up NT.

A lone firework was thrown across the fence and at the courthouse, where officers stood guard inside and other demonstrators pleaded with the crowd to remain non-violent.



Later, some agitators burned Bibles and flags outside the courthouse and set a series of fires. Other protesters helped to put out at least one of those fires in an effort to keep the peace.




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Portland protests remained largely peaceful Friday night as over a thousand demonstrators gathered in front of downtown's courthouse, as federal officers stepped back amid a deal to eventually withdraw from the city.

Usually a hotspot for violent clashes with law enforcement, demonstraters instead congregated outside of Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Oregon, with balloons, flags, and painted signs chanting "Black Lives Matter."

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A demonstrator raises her fist while listening to a speech during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. After days of clashes with federal police, the crowd outside of the federal courthouse remained peaceful Thursday night. (AP)

The scene was in stark contrast to previous nights in the over 60 days of protests in the same spot following the death of George Floyd, where demonstrators pelted police with bottles, fireworks and other projectiles and attacked the fence around the courthouse, setting fires around the area and police deploying pepper spray to disperse crowds.

Since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown announced federal officers would begin a "phased withdrawal" from the city as part of an agreement with Trump's Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, the city has remained notably less angst-filled.

Isolated pockets of disturbance punctuated the otherwise calm movement after midnight Saturday, and protesters were quick to chastize rogue actors.

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A demonstrator burns an American flag outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse late Friday night during the protest on July 31, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by ALISHA JUCEVIC/AFP via Getty Images)

A lone firework was thrown across the fence and at the courthouse, where officers stood guard inside and other demonstrators pleaded with the crowd to remain non-violent.

Later, some agitators burned Bibles and flags outside the courthouse and set a series of fires. Other protesters helped to put out at least one of those fires in an effort to keep the peace.

A group identified as "Firefighters for Black Lives Matter" gathered in a small park a couple of miles west of the courthouse. Another group, "Unemployed Workers for Black Lives" began to march towards the federal building around 8 p.m. People stood next to a makeshift memorial, with the pictures and names of Black people killed by police, at the Waterfront Park. A parade of cars with Black Lives Matter signs taped to their windows slowed traffic in the city.

A crowd gathers during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. After days of clashes with federal police, the crowd outside of the federal courthouse remained peaceful Thursday night. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Just after midnight, the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who remained outside chanting "Black Lives Matter" and shouting the names of Black people killed by police. Groups were also standing together engaging in conversations about social injustice.

President Trump had sent officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Marshals Service, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protect federal property in the city but the move only heightened the angst and violence in the city, which was already reeling from months of demonstrations.

Brown said that once federal agents clear the city, Oregon State Police would be the primary law enforcement body with a presence in the city.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Vandana Rambaran is a reporter covering news and politics at foxnews.com. She can be found on Twitter @vandanarambaran


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pat wilson
1  seeder  pat wilson    2 months ago

This is more in line with reality.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  pat wilson @1    one month ago

256

Beg to differ - this is reality.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  1stwarrior @1.1    one month ago

If this is true, then it is nothing but the calm before the storm, and it will be a sizable one I am sure.

 
 
 
pat wilson
1.1.2  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  1stwarrior @1.1    one month ago

The article I seeded is about an event from five days ago. It has nothing to do with what has happened in the intervening days until today.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
1.1.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  pat wilson @1.1.2    one month ago

Aw... Pat!

Why don't you choose seeds that are extra-lucid?

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
1.1.4  Bob Nelson  replied to  1stwarrior @1.1    one month ago
... this is reality.

Narrow-angle photos are s-o-o-o cool!

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  Tessylo    2 months ago

Those burning flags and bibles are more in line with outside agitators.  

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Tessylo @2    2 months ago

They are few and far between.

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1.1  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  pat wilson @2.1    2 months ago

Meaning it only takes a few to create sensational stories.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @2    2 months ago

Ah, yes. the infamous "outside agitators" again!

Lol

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.3  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @2    2 months ago

Wait just a minute.

didn't you claim that was fake earlier?

is it both now?

lol

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2.3.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Texan1211 @2.3    one month ago

She's been claiming it all along.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.3.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.3.1    one month ago

I know. And no damages, either!

LOL!

 
 
 
Texan1211
3  Texan1211    2 months ago

When will the peaceful protesters stop protecting the "agitators"?

 
 
 
MAGA
3.1  MAGA  replied to  Texan1211 @3    2 months ago

The mother’s human shields?  

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  MAGA @3.1    2 months ago

I just know if I was a peaceful protester, and a bunch of thugs hijacked the protest, I would do something besides stand there and watch them commit crimes.

 
 
 
Ronin2
3.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    one month ago

At least not hinder authorities from stopping the rioters.

Protecting the rioters ties them directly to the protesters.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4  Sean Treacy    2 months ago

Portland had it's most shootings in a month in July in three decades..

Very peaceful.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    2 months ago

Must have been all those outsiders doing bad things while the peaceful protesters gawked at them.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
4.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    2 months ago

Here's how they gawked Tex - 

LAWLESS: Antifa and BLM thugs beat victim in broad daylight around Portland federal courthouse [VIDEO]

https://therightscoop.com/lawless-antifa-and-blm-thugs-beat-victim-in-broad-daylight-around-portland-federal-courthouse-video/?fbclid=IwAR2NICJTzKc265MwtSqDlY3wz4JtJZUL_jVqPGKW2WX_WKYLGVRGdgqVPog

Watch the video.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.2  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  1stwarrior @4.1.1    2 months ago

Fox News disagrees with your "therightscoop.com" source.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  1stwarrior @4.1.1    2 months ago

Really classy.

Bunch of degenerate thugs 

 
 
 
Ronin2
4.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.2    one month ago

No, one night of "mostly peaceful protests" does not equal all protests being peaceful- from the same article you posted.

The scene was in stark contrast to previous nights in the over 60 days of protests in the same spot following the death of George Floyd, where demonstrators pelted police with bottles, fireworks and other projectiles and attacked the fence around the courthouse, setting fires around the area and police deploying pepper spray to disperse crowds.

One night as compared to 60 days. But "mostly peaceful", whatever.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.2  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    2 months ago
Very peaceful.

Fox News thought so.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @4.2    2 months ago

Really?

Fox News said that July was peaceful there?

I am kind of thinking it did NOT say that..

 
 
 
MAGA
4.2.2  MAGA  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.1    2 months ago

July ended with flag and Bible burnings.  

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.2.3  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  MAGA @4.2.2    2 months ago

Hysterical, MAGA.

Pure hysteria.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @4.2.3    2 months ago

Facts.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4.2.5  Bob Nelson  replied to  pat wilson @4.2.3    one month ago

Pithy.

Very pithy.

Fits on a bumper-sticker.

...

Has no value... but...

Pithy!

 
 
 
SteevieGee
4.2.6  SteevieGee  replied to  MAGA @4.2.2    one month ago

Flag burning is protected speech and I've read the bible. No loss there.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.2.7  Sparty On  replied to  SteevieGee @4.2.6    one month ago
Flag burning is protected speech

Sure is, and so is my absolute distain for people who do it.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @4.2.6    one month ago
Flag burning is protected speech

yes, it is. Does that mean you support it?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.2.9  Sean Treacy  replied to  SteevieGee @4.2.6    one month ago

Supporting book burning .,.

nazi and progressive, sharing values.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
4.2.10  SteevieGee  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.2.9    one month ago

They'll print more.

 
 
 
MAGA
5  MAGA    2 months ago

If only the mayor and governor had used City and state law enforcement persons to maintain law and order on their streets around federal buildings in the first place,  there would never have been a need to send in law enforcement reinforcements from federal law enforcement agencies to protect federal buildings and persons working in them.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1  Texan1211  replied to  MAGA @5    2 months ago

Don't expect all to agree with that impeccable logic.

 
 
 
pat wilson
5.2  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  MAGA @5    2 months ago

So you're contradicting the Fox News article ? Got it.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @5.2    2 months ago

what he is saying is that if the mayor had any fucking sense at all, the feds wouldn't have been sent in the first place.

The mayor wussed out on his law abiding constituents.

 
 
 
pat wilson
6  seeder  pat wilson    2 months ago

5.1 and 5.2.1  I don't see what you're saying as you must be one of those on my ignore list.  Spend your time elsewhere.

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.1  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @6    2 months ago
 I don't see what you're saying as you must be one of those on my ignore list.

Oh, wow. What an HONOR!!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 
 
 
pat wilson
7  seeder  pat wilson    2 months ago

6.1 see 6

 
 
 
pat wilson
8  seeder  pat wilson    2 months ago

Locking for intermission.

 
 
 
Sparty On
9  Sparty On    one month ago

Well, as predicted that didn't take long.

After a short break to fill up on Red Bull and Hot Pockets, the worthless anarchists are back.

That anyone ever attempts to defend these worthless little turds is hard to believe.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
10  XDm9mm    one month ago

Pat, oh Pat, where are you Pat???

In the event you have not heard, your peaceful protesters are back at their "protesting" and THIS time, even the worthless piece of shit Mayor as finally noted they're engaged in ATTEMPTED MURDER.

It must suck to be so wrong so often when it concerns "peaceful protesters" that aren't peaceful nor protesting.

 
 
 
pat wilson
10.1  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  XDm9mm @10    one month ago

I seeded an article from you beloved Fox News. You don't like it take it up with Fox.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
10.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  pat wilson @10.1    one month ago
I seeded an article from you beloved Fox News. You don't like it take it up with Fox.

Yeah, I know.   I just wanted to keep you informed of CURRENT EVENTS.   The lowlife scumbag thugs simply hid in the corners like the vermin cockroaches they are until the feds left.....  then came out like the cockroaches come out in the dark.

Too bad the Feds didn't use real bullets to drop them like flies. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
10.1.2  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  XDm9mm @10.1.1    one month ago
I just wanted to keep you informed of CURRENT EVENTS.

No need, I read the news on a regular basis.

 
 
 
Texan1211
11  Texan1211    one month ago

Here is what "peaceful protests" cost the city of Portland --- just in damages thus far.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/protests-cost-23-million-in-damage-lost-business-portland-police-says/ar-BB16ujc7#:~:text=Portland%20Police%20Bureau%20Deputy%20Chief%20Chris%20Davis%20says,business%20in%20downtown%20Portland%20since%20the%20protests%20began. Portland Police Bureau Deputy Chief Chris Davis says there has been an estimated $23 million in damage and lost business in downtown Portland since the protests began. 

I wonder how many more nights of peaceful protests the taxpaying citizens of Portland will have to pay for.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
11.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Texan1211 @11    one month ago

And, this is what the mayor of Portland said TODAY -

256

 
 
 
Texan1211
11.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  1stwarrior @11.1    one month ago

What is truly amazing is all the folks who are still sticking with the "peaceful protest" LIES.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
11.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  1stwarrior @11.1    one month ago

The memo has gone out, they realize openly supporting domestic terrorists destroying cities isn’t a great look, so now progressives “oppose Antifa” after carrying water for them the entire summer

 
 
 
pat wilson
12  seeder  pat wilson    one month ago

Maybe ^^you all ^^ should seed an article about the CURRENT state of affairs in Portland. This article is about an event there 5 DAYS AGO.

 
 
 
Ronin2
12.2  Ronin2  replied to  pat wilson @12    one month ago

Again, as per your own seeded article.

The scene was in stark contrast to previous nights in the over 60 days of protests in the same spot following the death of George Floyd, where demonstrators pelted police with bottles, fireworks and other projectiles and attacked the fence around the courthouse, setting fires around the area and police deploying pepper spray to disperse crowds.

The 60 days are the reality, not the one day the rioters hid to get the Feds who were cracking down on them to leave.

Soon as the Feds left the rioters were back out in force; proving the 1 day of "mostly peaceful protests" was a ruse. 

 
 
 
MAGA
12.2.1  MAGA  replied to  Ronin2 @12.2    one month ago

Here’s the key to peaceful protest  in that city....

 
 
 
pat wilson
13  seeder  pat wilson    one month ago

12.1 you're only a gray palm in a circle

 
 
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