OPINION: Several nights ago a Trump supporter was gunned down in the streets of Portland while reportedly waving a “Blue Lives Matter” flag. This is not a case of “self-defense”–the man was not engaged with any rioters and was murdered in cold blood.
The man who was killed was part of the Trump caravan that flooded into downtown Portland.
Warning Graphic: Here's the only angle of the shooting in Portland that I have found so far. pic.twitter.com/CXPGplYzNb
— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) August 30, 2020
“Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.
Portland has been the site of nightly protests for more than three months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Many of them end in vandalism and violence, and hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested by local and federal law enforcement since late May. The caravan arrived downtown just as a protest planned for Saturday was getting underway. Police made several arrests before the shooting and advised residents to avoid the city core.
Objective reporting for the educated American.
Once news of the murder spread, Antifa anarchists celebrated in the streets with the same “energy” as a group of ISIS terrorists.
“I am not sad that a f—ing fascist died tonight,” says a woman at the antifa gathering in downtown Portland. The crowd laughs and cheers. The ID of the deceased is not confirmed but he is believed to be a Trump & blue lives supporter. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/XV6471FSuF
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
The man who reportedly shot the victim was recently arrested for driving around drunk and on drugs with a loaded gun and his two kids in the car.
Meanwhile, cries are growing louder for failed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to resign. Just yesterday he tripled down on not accepting federal help from President Trump to stop the violence on his streets.
The best thing that Trump supporters can do now, is just stay away from these cities and vote like their lives depend on it this November.
This opinion piece was written by Missy Crane on August 30, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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