Police don’t intervene as two groups battle and Antifa establishes new ‘autonomous zone’

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PORTLAND, OR – Following a violent clash between reported Proud Boys and Antifa militants, where police were essentially nowhere to be seen during the showdown in broad daylight, local Antifa members had apparently briefly established a new autonomous zone in the fallout of the brawl.

On August 22nd, it was full-blown chaos in areas Portland, as members of Antifa and the Proud Boys openly fought in the streets in what one news outlets described as a “roving brawl” – which perhaps serves as the best description of what occurred that day.

It all started as some sort of a rally that the Proud Boys were holding at a Kmart parking lot, which was dubbed as the “Summer of Love: Patriots Spreading Love not Hate”.

The rally was originally meant to take place at Portland’s Waterfront Park – but Antifa militants had already gathered at Waterfront Park to protest the Proud Boys.

Thus, the Proud Boys reportedly did an off-the-cuff venue switch to the Kmart parking lot to avoid confrontation with Antifa.

This, however, did not work.

Dressed in black bloc, Antifa militants had literally crashed a handicap van outside of the rally in the parking lot, which led to a clash where Proud Boys were able to successfully chase them out of the area.

While Antifa were retreating, they were also throwing explosives at the Proud Boys and rally attendees chasing them away.

Elsewhere within the city, a couple of street preachers were harassed by another group of know far-left agitators, where the two street preachers were threatened, assaulted, and chased from the area.

Additional scenes of violent conflict unfolded as Antifa members were retreating, with video showing some of the Proud Boys catching up with one person in black bloc and launching a group assault against the individual.

As this was all ongoing, there wasn’t a police officer in sight to address the two opposing groups openly brawling in the streets.

Antifa kept retreating, with the group eventually making its way to Parkrose High School.

Proud Boys continued firing what appeared to be some sort of non-lethal CO2-powered rifles at Antifa, and also set their sights and began attacking a black van that was driving beside the crowd.

Elsewhere within Portland, there was exchanged gunfire between one man and apparently a group of Antifa members (which are not seen on the video of the man shooting). Video shows a lone man taking cover behind a drop box and aiming a handgun.

The man fires, and then the sounds of two shots that appear to hit in the area the man was staged can be heard.

Police confirmed that no one was injured in that shooting.

Portland Police later released a statement addressing why they didn’t intervene during the clash between Antifa and the Proud Boys, which reads as follows:

“There were no immediate arrests, but detectives are reviewing evidence to determine whether charges can be brought for any criminal activity. As stated before today’s events, officers were not deployed to stand in between individuals intent on confronting one another.

But that does not mean the crimes committed will not be addressed. Arrests do not always happen in the moment.

As in past such events, we are conducting follow-up investigations, gathering evidence, and will make arrests when probable cause exists that specific persons committed crimes.

Just because arrests are not made at the scene, when tensions are high, does not mean that people are not being charged with crimes later.”

In the fallout of the confrontation and brawl, Antifa established an autonomous zone near the Salmon Street Fountain in downtown Portland.

One journalist, who was wearing clearly marked press credentials, was sprayed with a chemical irritant by one of the Antifa members staged outside the autonomous zone.

However, the occupation was short lived, since the rally-goers associated with the Proud Boy event were no longer in the area, Antifa simply abandoned the area – leaving behind copious amounts of graffiti and riot gear they had adorned earlier.

As stated by Portland Police, the investigation into the entire chain of events in Portland is ongoing.

Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we continued to gather further insight into this developing case.

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Earlier in August, we at Law Enforcement Today covered another report involving Antifa brawling against demonstrators in Los Angeles who were holding a protest again mandatory vaccinations and masking. 

Here’s that previous report. 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Dueling protests turned into an outright street brawl, as an organized demonstration dubbed as the “Choose Freedom March” that was protesting against mandatory vaccinations clashed with another group who organized a protest dubbed “No Safe Space for Fascists” which that group apparently arrived only to counter demonstrate against the “Choose Freedom March” group.

In short, the brawl was chaotic and at least one person was stabbed during the incident, with reports suggesting that the man stabbed originated from the “Choose Freedom March” group.

The clash between the two groups transpired on August 14th outside of Los Angeles City Hall.

The “Choose Freedom March” organizers had billed their rally as a simple demonstration to oppose the likes of mandating vaccinations, vaccine passports, mask mandates, and the sort.

Apparently, fliers circulated for a counter demonstration against the “Choose Freedom March” that labeled the group as “fascists”.

Demonstrators from the “Choose Freedom March” arrived at City Hall at around 2:00 p.m. for their pre-planned rally. At around the same time, a few dozen counter protesters from the “No Safe Space for Fascists” group had amassed around the corner of 1st and Spring Street.

At roughly 2:30 p.m., both of the groups converged at 1st and Spring Street and the brawl ensued.

Video shows a handful of various clashes and skirmishes, with some of the instances involving multiple demonstrators encircling isolated counter protesters and calling them out as being “Antifa”.

Shouts of “unmask them” could also be heard emanating from the crowd as the fights transpired. 

Even with video having captured portions of the brawl, it’s really unclear as to which group threw the first punch.

Local media reports note that demonstrators from both protest groups have blamed the opposing group for being the instigators of the clash.

LAPD Captain Stacy Spell noted that organizers from the “Choose Freedom March” secured a permit for their demonstration, and said police are actively investigating the fight that broke out:

“We are on scene to maintain order after a fight broke out between Antifa and people gathered for the permitted event. We are aware of one male that was stabbed and is being treated by Fire Department personnel. No arrests have been made but [the] investigation is ongoing.”

Police on the scene of the fight were able to get the groups separated and establish a skirmish line to avoid further clashes between the two groups. At least two observers documenting the incident were injured during the fracas.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Report: Antifa member encouraging violence against conservative Andy Ngo works as “mentor” for kids with autism

(Originally published August 19th, 2021)

The following article contains editorial content which is the opinion of the author. 

PORTLAND, OR- Yup, this is just the kind of person who should be working with autistic youth.

The Post Millennial is reporting that a man behind a long-time campaign to target journalist Andy Ngo, a self-described umbrella-carrying, black helmet-wearing member of domestic terrorist group Antifa, in fact works as a “mentor” for autistic youth when he’s not burning down buildings and beating people up (as part of a gang of course).

Jonathan Dylan Chase, a 38-year-old member of the brown shirt enforcement brigade of Democrat party, works at the Synergy Autism Center in Portland, and is a “one-on-one” mentor for autistic youth, and has used his Twitter account “@Jonathan_C_PDX” to target Ngo for assault. He did so as recently as this past Monday.

“Andy doxxes us every day, why the fuck isn’t Andy’s address all over Twitter? Why isn’t there a DA [direct action] at his house every f-ing night?” Chase wrote on Twitter, where his profile is comprised of all manner of antifa emblems and propaganda.

That tweet, along with many of Chase’s appeared to have been since deleted, however an archived copy is available.

Interestingly, Twitter’s “terms of service” ban exactly what Chase is advocating for on Twitter. Of course, Twitter also allows the Taliban on their platform so there’s that.

Twitter’s rules and policies state that a user “may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people” and “may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone or incite other people to do so.”

That is, unless you support the agenda of the Democratic Party. Then you’re fine. Chase’s account was still active as of Thursday despite his repeated violation of the company’s “policies.”

This Tuesday, Chase continued his apparent man-crush on Ngo, when he urged his fellow Antifa pals to dox Ngo’s private information.

“Who knows where Andy lives these days? Someone has to flip the script and dox his ass,” Chase wrote on Twitter.

In yet another example of Chase fomenting violence against Ngo, in January Chase published a tweet in which he asked, “Antifa riot at Andy’s [Ngo] starts when?”

Last October and November, Chase again pushed for violence against Ngo, suggesting that any such assault would be easy to pull off since Portland police officers “aren’t doing their jobs.”

“This whole thing could be done in a much easier way,” he tweeted. “The cops aren’t doing their jobs anyway, so let’s just drag Andy out of the basement and give him a stern talking to in the street until he’s convinced to cease his evil ways,” he wrote last October.

In November, Chase made an even more ominous post, saying: “Bob Murray is dead, time for a new foil. I second the nomination of Andy Ngo.”  Law enforcement sources tell Law Enforcement Today that they’re aware of and investigating Chase’s seemingly dangerous threats against Ngo.

 Ngo, The Post Millennial’s editor-at-large has been a frequent target of Antifa due to his relentless exposure of the left-wing terrorist group. After Antifa paid several visits to Ngo’s home in Portland, he was forced to leave the country.

Ngo has been assaulted by Antifa thugs on numerous occasions, the most recent occurring in Portland this past May. Ngo was forced to seek refuge inside a downtown hotel, while the Portland Police Bureau had to deploy dozens of riot police to hold off the umbrella mafia trying to break inside.

To further prove that Chase doesn’t belong within a half-mile of autistic kids, Chase supported the murder of a Daytona Beach, Florida police officer, Jason Raynor, who was shot in the head by a black nationalist in June and who recently succumbed to those injuries.

Chase responded to a tweet by the Daytona Beach Police announcing Raynor’s death by posting a meme that said, “Good.” Yet, a scumbag like this still finds himself on Twitter; Jack Dorsey is such a hypocrite.

On his Twitter bio, Chase describes himself as a “musician, author, and public speaker.” In 2014, Chase delivered a Ted talk at a Salem, Ore., event titled, “Music as a window into the Autistic mind.”

The Post Millennial said they reached out to Chase for comment, with the response consisting of an “expletive-laden email claiming that Ngo was a ‘nazi’ and wishing death upon Ngo and the staff of The Post Millennial,” the outlet said.

Law Enforcement Today reached out to Chase’s employer, which did not respond to our request for comment. On the employer’s website under “About Us,” Chase is listed as managing “the Synergy office including scheduling and new client intakes.”

It continues to note that he “has currently shifted his attention to social justice issues occurring in our Portland Metro” and “is currently taking a hiatus from the Synergy work.” Yeah, it’s hard to work with autistic kids and destroy the city and beat people up at the same time.

Probably the most amusing factoid about Synergy Autism Center is under the bio for owner Barbara Avila. According to her bio, she “specializes in…coaching parents to become better guides for their children of any age.”

Yes, “better guides.” While employing someone who engages in terrorism in his off time.

Parents of autistic children would be well-advised to keep their children far, far away from Synergy Autism Center while they employ a complete lunatic like Chase.

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