Just when one might have thought that leftist antifa demonstrators couldn’t be much more offensive comes a description for the police in Portland, Oregon about what they had to deal with at a recent demonstration.
From Willamette Week:
Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman said today that riot cops pushed antifascist and anarchist protesters out of downtown parks June 4 after the protesters used slingshots to launch balloons filled with urine, feces and unknown chemicals into police ranks.
Marshman also told Mayor Ted Wheeler in an open letter that much of the smoke seen as officers cleared Chapman Square wasn’t released by police but by the left-wing protesters themselves. He says protesters “may have been using ‘gopher gassers,’ small rodent poison gas devices.”
This information about how disgusting and vile they were came out, ironically, because the liberal Mayor demanded an accounting of police actions after complaints from the ACLU and demonstrators.
The chief defended wearing riot gear and the ‘kettling’ the antifa at one point, saying it was necessary to keep them away from right-wing protesters. Additionally, there were also concerns about weapons, a threat which the chief said was borne out.
“These objects included urine and feces filled balloons, balloons with unknown chemicals, marbles, bricks and rocks,” Marshman writes. “Police observed people in Chapman Square climbing atop the brick restroom structure at the south end of the park, with bricks. PPB knew that objects were already being thrown and slung and that bricks were being prepared to be thrown.”
(WW reporters on the scene confirmed the use of slingshots, and also saw protesters toss red-stained tampons at police. Our reporters did not see bricks thrown.)
The chief outlined some of the weapons which had been seized and the injuries of one of his officers.
Marshman sent the mayor’s office photos of weapons seized—mostly hammers, scissors, other small tools and bricks—along with a picture of an officer’s bruises sustained while he was wearing riot gear, which Marshman calls “personal protective equipment,” or PPE.
“We are also attaching a photograph of bruising suffered by one officer on June 4 who was struck by a brick while wearing full PPE,” writes Marshman (the italics are his). “We believe his injuries would have been far more severe had he been wearing a standard patrol uniform.”
It really takes some chutzpah after all that for antifa to attempt to say they were treated poorly.
What kind of human being thinks it’s acceptable to sling urine and feces at someone else, let alone a police officer?
But of course, the point of ‘antifa’ is to create anarchy and attack authority.
It’s the nature of the beast.
And they will act to attack and suppress anyone whom they judge to be fascist with their own fascistic behavior.
This is today’s left.
Hopefully, someone gets a little time behind bars for this…