Crowds launch fireworks at brewery, draw guns on drivers as riots spread from Portland to smaller Oregon city

antitox

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-riots-spread-eugene-oregon-antifa

Unlike in Portland, federal law enforcement has not been deployed to Eugene

A small Oregon city less than a two-hour drive from Portland experienced riotingSaturday night as hundreds targeted a county jail and federal courthouse with fireworks before attacking businesses downtown while employees remained trapped inside.

Tactics employed by demonstrators mirrored those seen in Portland – which, as of Sunday, has witnessed 60 consecutive nights of protests and civil unrest in the wake ofGeorge Floyd’s death.

An anti-capitalist, anti-fascist group of teens that made a name for themselves in the Portland riots appeared to raise money for the seven adults and one juvenile arrested in Eugene, Ore. Saturday. The Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front’s unverified account retweeted messages directing people to use the mobile payment service Venmo to send funds to go toward their bail.

It still remains unclear who helps fund and organize these riots, as crowds in several western cities appear increasingly armed with ammunition and fireworks, as well as helmets, umbrellas and makeshift shields designed for confronting local law enforcement and federal officers.

In Eugene, crowds blocked the streets and prevented one man in a pickup truck from passing, according to conservative journalist Andy Ngo, who made headlines last summer after an attack by members of the far-left militant group Antifa sent him to the hospital.

After the crowd surrounded his vehicle Saturday night, the driver opened his door and pointed his handgun toward another man wearing a black t-shirt and helmet. The demonstrator pointed his own weapon at the driver through the opened car door window as the two faced off amid shouting from the crowd. The now-viral video of the exchange has garnered more than 1.6 million views as of Monday.

It was not clear if either man depicted in the video was among those arrested. Unlike in Portland, federal law enforcement has not been deployed to Eugene – a city of 171,000 people – located about 108 miles away. Local police seem to be taking a hands-off approach by using drones to monitor crowds before intervening to quell violence.

The Eugene Police Department said it became aware of a planned protest at the U.S. Federal Courthouse starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Armed counter-protesters also showed up and a man was arrested after firing a handgun into the air in the middle of a crowd of about 300 people.

Police said the counter-protest dispersed before 10 p.m. and a crowd of 200 demonstrators who remained began to launch fireworks toward the federal courthouse and block traffic. The group then marched toward the Lane County Jail, where they threw fireworks into the employee parking area, and lit smoke bombs at the front of the facility.

The “now-riotous group” advanced downtown and began ripping down street signs, spray painting buildings and a police auditor car, and smashed the windows of a Wells Fargo and Whole Foods. They also launched fireworks at the local Elkhorn Brewing and broke several windows while staff was inside.

“Employees were inside the building at the time and managed to escape safely as police moved into the area to prevent further damage or harm to life safety,” police said in a statement on Facebook. “It’s important to note that police were not on the ground during much of the initial hours to avoid any escalating presence. Monitoring for crowd and pedestrian traffic safety was done remotely via drone.”

Officers were pelted with large rocks and police made announcements that the assembly was no unlawful. Police deployed pepper ball munitions and CS gas to disperse crowds. A total of seven adults and one juvenile were arrested as a result of the riot.
 

Love His Appearing

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My daughter goes to school in Corvallis, OR which is between Portland and Eugene. She is home (CO) right now because of some health issues that we are trying to get to the bottom of. I am seriously considering whether or not I want her to go back. Maybe the Lord has her here for a reason and that is protection. Yikes! (Denver was a crazy mess a few nights ago and I know the whole world is going crazy, but....)
 

DanLMP

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I suspect that once you get out of the cities in Oregon and enter more rural areas that the rioters might encounter other Oregonians that have guns and are willing and able to defend themselves and their property.

Which may be exactly what the riot planners want. They want some dead bodies created by the opposite political side so they can use that to whip up crowds again and maintain this operation for as long as needed.

Trying to maintain a 2 month emotional operation can be difficult. The rioters involved get tired of doing the same thing over and over without seeing any beneficial payoff.

Some dead people should reinvigorate them.
 

TrustinHim

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I suspect that once you get out of the cities in Oregon and enter more rural areas that the rioters might encounter other Oregonians that have guns and are willing and able to defend themselves and their property.

Which may be exactly what the riot planners want. They want some dead bodies created by the opposite political side so they can use that to whip up crowds again and maintain this operation for as long as needed.

Trying to maintain a 2 month emotional operation can be difficult. The rioters involved get tired of doing the same thing over and over without seeing any beneficial payoff.

Some dead people should reinvigorate them.
I suspect you are right. As soon as numbers of anarchists get shot the MSM will declare It is Trump's fault for condemning the riots.
 

Love His Appearing

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I suspect that once you get out of the cities in Oregon and enter more rural areas that the rioters might encounter other Oregonians that have guns and are willing and able to defend themselves and their property.

Which may be exactly what the riot planners want. They want some dead bodies created by the opposite political side so they can use that to whip up crowds again and maintain this operation for as long as needed.

Trying to maintain a 2 month emotional operation can be difficult. The rioters involved get tired of doing the same thing over and over without seeing any beneficial payoff.

Some dead people should reinvigorate them.
ACK!!! That is not exactly the encouraging opinion this mom was looking for. LOL
 

NewWine2020

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Somebody is funding this chaos. These people have to have food, shelter, and clothing. The FBI (if we can trust them) has to know. Why the info is not disclosed is a mystery.
I’ll bet it’s because Americans would demand action. I struggle with my anger at the outrage and injustice of it at all but, looking at some YouTube videos and comments from what I presume are secular conservatives on Fox news and Parler, there are some very angry conservatives who want open war with these people.

There are patriots who, if the green light was given, would form armed militias and put these people down very quickly with great violence (and satisfaction in that violence).

There are conservatives out there who are every bit as violent hearted as these people and it’s scary easy to jump on the emotional crazy train with them if you spend too much time with those kinds of people.

I had to quit Parler because a LOT of the comments made me uncomfortable; there IS genuine racist hatred in the hearts of a surprising number of people who use Parler from what I have seen in just three weeks of using it. It’s every bit as hateful as Twitter and for me, I just felt like God was moving my heart to stop using that as a communication medium.

Just because someone is against the left doesn’t make them a “good person” by default. The hard core right has plenty of candidates for “Useful idiot” Cannon fodder status too.

But, yeah, I think if the govt released to us the real details people would form vigilante militias and hunt these people down and once the shooting started there would be nothing the govt could do to stop it Until it was over.
 
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FaithnHope

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ACK!!! That is not exactly the encouraging opinion this mom was looking for. LOL
Aurora has been bad lately, I don’t know if you have been watching. They have moved to the berbs here too. There have been shootings almost every night and they shutdown 270 by standing in the middle of the highway. Some person drove as fast as they could to get through the crowd and the rioters were angry because someone could have been run over. They failed to mention someone had a gun and was shooting at the Jeep. I would put pedal to the metal too! Even our little town had a UNION soldier statue toppled. Nowhere is safe. I hate Next Door but have gone back on so I can track where these people are. It’s demonic.
 
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