Police done playing, autonomous zone dismantled in Portland

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They tried, but they failed.

Unlike the CHAZistanis in Seattle, the left-wing extremists in the loopy town of Portland, Oregon, have reportedly failed to establish their own autonomous zone.

Their mistake was a rather enormous one that only fools could make: They’d established their autonomous zone in front of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s home.

*facepalm*

Watch below as the now-evicted residents of the now-eliminated Glisan Autonomous Zone shine laser pointers and flashlights at Wheeler’s apartment building:

More footage from the autonomous zone may be seen below:

According to local station KPTV, the “protesters” were upset because city officials had refused to meet their outrageous demands during a budget vote earlier Wednesday.

They’d reportedly been demanding a $50 million cut to the local police force. Instead the Portland City Council limited the still-draconian cuts to $15 million.

Prior to voting for the $15 million cut, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty made it abundantly clear how she felt about the “protesters'” absurd demands.

“I want to speak now directly to the people that are outraged that we didn’t have the audacity to cut $50 million out of the police budget,” Hardesty, a black woman, reportedly said. “I want to be clear that $50 million number was based on nothing. There was no analysis done.”

Shocking …

Speaking with KPTV, one of the “protesters” outside Wheeler’s apartment late Wednesday expressed his outrage.

“They obviously are not listening to us,” he whined. “They only cut the budget by 5 percent. That’s not acceptable. I mean, I don’t understand how Ted Wheeler can say that he loves Portland so much but that he’s not out here with us. … We are occupying this space because Ted Wheeler lives here and he’s not listening to his constituents.”

Correction: They were occupying  the space.

Local police apparently gave the protesters til the morning to skedaddle. When they didn’t, the police promptly took action.

Look:

It’s not clear whether the “protesters” disturbed Wheeler’s sleep. What’s known is that the mayor’s a wimp who’s mostly coddled the city’s left-wing extremists while simultaneously aiming endless criticism at his police officers.

After Wednesday’s fiasco, however, the mayor finally appeared to be displaying some backbone.

I do not want an autonomous zone set up in Portland,” he bluntly said to reporters after stepping outside of his home Thursday morning. “I want to state unequivocally — I absolutely do not support that, and I do believe it’s a distraction from the larger movement, which is to support and uplift black voices in our community.”

“Today the conversations we’re having are with faith leaders, with community leaders, with others in the community who stand with protesters and support their right to peacefully demonstrate and express viewpoints regarding the murder of George Floyd, demands for racial equality, demands for dismantling systemic racism in our community — but do it in a way that’s nonviolent. Anything that starts to move towards the violent end of the spectrum is really a distraction.”

It’s unclear why he’d felt differently when the so-called “protesters” had rioted across the city, lit fire to the city’s Justice Center and vandalized businesses.

At that time, Wheeler had been perfectly willing to excuse the bad behavior:

Yet once the bad behavior hit his doorstep, his attitude abruptly changed. Over in Seattle, meanwhile, because the CHOPistanis have yet to directly impact the life of Mayor Jenny Durkan, she’s all into their so-called “summer of love.”

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Vivek Saxena

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