Trump Says Antifa May Be Named a Terror Org, Warns “Portland is Being Watched”

As Portland braces for a potential clash between right wing and left wing groups, President Trump has reiterated he will consider labeling Antifa a “Organization of Terror”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler responded by calling Trump’s tweet “not helpful.”

Liz Wheeler wrote:

It’s been 7 weeks since @MrAndyNgo was beaten by Antifa so badly he suffered a brain bleed.

7wks later, nobody’s been arrested for the assault.

Portland’s police chief suggests banning face coverings for protesters… but Mayor @TedWheeler refuses.

Why hasn’t the Mayor acted?

Twitter users shared videos of Antifa throwing rocks and hammers and smashing windows.

From KGW

A rally of right-wing groups is expected to be met by left-wing counter protesters in downtown Portland on Saturday in a clash that has become familiar to Portlanders since the election of President Donald Trump.

The size and volatility of the protests remain unclear, but the weeks-long anticipation of the dueling demonstrations has garnered national attention, in part because of the history of violence during similar clashing protests in Portland.

Here’s what you should know about the potential protests:

“The End of Domestic Terrorism” rally is slated to begin at 11 a.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and is expected to draw far-right supporters from outside of Oregon. Portland police said people could begin gathering at the park as early as 9:30 a.m.

The rally was reportedly organized by Joe Biggs, a former InfoWars staffer, and Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys, a group of self-described “Western chauvinists” that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a hate group.

Biggs told the Associated Press earlier this week that he decided to hold the rally after seeing the assault of conservative writer Andy Ngo during dueling protests between right-wing groups and left-wing anti-fascists on June 29 in Portland. The attack was captured on video by The Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan and has been viewed millions of times on social media.

“That group of Antifa there in Portland needs to be exposed for who they are,” Biggs said in a phone interview with AP earlier this week. “And guess what? They should be scared.”

Biggs told AP he’s directed supporters to not bring weapons or start fights, but to still be prepared to defend themselves.

At least one counter-protest, organized by Rose City Antifa, is expected.

This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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