Videos show ‘protesters’ meet their match in Portland suburbs

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A number of videos posted online show Left-wing ‘justice’ demonstrators getting into shoving matches with and throwing punches at police and residents in an Oregon suburb after law enforcement declared their assembly unlawful.

Videos show demonstrators pushing past barricades erected by law enforcement to keep demonstrators out of a neighborhood in Springfield before being met by a wall of police officers and residents.

“Racial justice protesters had marched through part of Springfield’s Thurston neighborhood without incident for only about a half an hour Wednesday night before they found themselves met with a wall of police behind barricades blocking their progress,” reported the Register-Guard of Eugene.

“Just before 9 p.m., police pushed back. The scene devolved into a shoving match. Officers and protesters went to the ground. Black Unity’s Tyshawn Ford was dragged away and arrested,” the report added.

About 200 protestors gathered in Jessie Memorial Park in the Thurston neighborhood, then began marching in the streets shouting “Black Lives Matter” and “Get out of your homes and into the street,” KEZI reported.

**Warning: Strong language

KEZI sports director Andrew Haubner noted that medical personnel and an ambulance were called to tend to at least one injured person.

The television station noted that a number of people were taken into custody by police for various charges. Video shows police physically restraining some protesters before cuffing them, though it’s unclear why they were detained.

Beforehand, the demonstration was peaceful, but demonstrators began to get violent after running up against police barricades and refusing to disperse after being told their assembly was “unlawful.”

At one point, one man who says he’s a “Republican” and “Trump supporter” attempts to get his “patriot” allies and the demonstrators to disperse peacefully.

The confrontation comes as protests — often violent — continue around the country, especially Portland, Ore., where federal agents have been under siege at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse for weeks.

But increasingly, BLM and Antifa demonstrators appear to be venturing out of city centers and into neighborhoods.

Last month, St. Louis homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey were forced to arm themselves to defend their home from threatening demonstrators after they broke down a locked gate and flooded into the private community on their way to the mayor’s home.

The McCloskeys have repeatedly said they only armed themselves after they were threatened with physical harm by some in the BLM crowd.

They were eventually charged with felonies for ‘brandishing’ weapons by George Soros-funded St. Louis prosecuting attorney Kim Gardner, though Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons (R) has said he will likely be pardoning the couple if they are convicted.

In early June, a group of Antifa agitators were met and pummeled by several residents of suburban Yucaipa, California.

“They just beat the ever-loving snot out of three or four guys. The Antifa guys are not doing well at all here. They’re getting the sh*t kicked out of them,” said one person taking video of the melee.

“You can’t come to Yucaipa with this sh*t,” said another person taking video of the fighting.

And in Missouri’s small capital of Jefferson City on Thursday, police quickly dispersed a crowd of protestors who laid down in the middle of a city street around midday near the governor’s mansion. At one point, some protesters became violent, leading police to wrestle them to the ground while pepper-spraying others.

Americans who live outside of urban centers in surburbs and smaller communities appear to be far less tolerant of the harassment, as evidenced by some responses on social media.

Jon Dougherty

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Jon is a staff writer for BizPac Review with 30 years' worth of reporting experience, as well as an author and U.S. Army veteran. He has a BA in political science from Ashford University and an MA in national security studies/intelligence analysis from American Military University.
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