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Portland mayor allows Antifa to rule the night, media reacts in ‘horror’ to fed officials restoring order

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The city of Portland, Oregon, stands as a beacon of failed progressive leadership in America, as radical anarchists and other hard-left revolutionaries all but control the city and the city council handcuffs local police.

At the same time, the national media has practically become the mouthpiece for the Antifa brigade there, as seen Friday in a Washington Post article about “men in green military fatigues and generic ‘police’ patches” springing out of unmarked minivans to scoop militant thugs off the street.

Identifying Mark Pettibone, 29, as the intended target of one such maneuver, the Post shared his take on events.

“I was terrified,” Pettibone told the paper. “It seemed like it was out of a horror/sci-fi, like a Philip K. Dick novel. It was like being preyed upon.”

In fact, the entire episode was presented from Pettibone’s point of view, as the paper questioned the legality of federal officials driving around Portland in unmarked cars — the Portland resident said that he was taken to a holding cell, never told why he was detained or given any record of an arrest when suddenly released.

A video was making the rounds online of one such incident, though it’s not clear if the person in the video was Pettibone.

Not lost in the video are activists in the street assuring the man that they will secure his release — there’s far more organization to the “random” protests seen in America than the media will have you believe.

The Post reported “federal officers from the U.S. Marshals Service and Department of Homeland Security have stormed Portland’s streets as part of President Trump’s promised strong response to ongoing protests.”

This coming after the president said this week that the federal government may “go in and take over cities” if local authorities refuse to maintain law and order.

In addition to the media’s embrace of those bringing chaos to the streets of Portland, so too do Democratic lawmakers.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was highlighted in the article coming to the defense of a protester hit in the face by a non-lethal round when he picked up a tear gas canister and tossed it back in the direction of federal police.

A video of the incident is seen here:

Wyden used the incident to attack President Trump and Home Security Secretary Chad Wolf for “weaponizing” the agency, calling the agents “Trump’s secret police.”

“A peaceful protester in Portland was shot in the head by one of Donald Trump’s secret police,” he tweeted. “Now Trump and Chad Wolf are weaponizing the DHS as their own occupying army to provoke violence on the streets of my hometown because they think it plays well with right-wing media.”

Wyden wasn’t alone, as seen in a tweet from Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., reacting to the earlier video — as seen below, conservative journalist Andy Ngo called out Merkley for spreading antifa propaganda, noting that the agents were wearing U.S. Marshals Service uniforms.

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1284177957423067136?s=20

There was a time in America when U.S. senators would have enough respect for the office they held not to be so shameless in spreading misinformation.

The Post didn’t delve too deep into the chaos seen in the streets of Portland, or the accompanying violence.

Ngo has been stellar in capturing the disturbing state of events in Portland, as seen below — it’s clear in the video that Portland police are also involved in some arrests.

The Washington Examiner reported that there have been 47 consecutive nights of protests in Portland following the death of George Floyd, but Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler has rejected offers of help from Wolf.

Instead, he attacks federal agents for being violent.

Meanwhile, the violent radicals are trying to establish their own autonomous zone, borrowing from their hard-left cousins in Seattle. These being the scenes broadcast media rarely shows on the nightly news.

Tom Tillison

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