PORTLAND, Oregon – An unruly mob protesting a police shooting control the streets of Portland. This seems to be a recurring story from a city consumed with “tolerance” for the intolerable.
Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland bully an elderly motorist, verbally attack a senior citizen in a wheelchair and disrupt traffic during a weekend demonstration caught in a series of stunning videos. Sadly, these events also show the lack of police response or presence as the chaos unfolds, Fox News reports.
The group of more than 100 people initially began marching through the streets of the Oregon city Saturday to protest the death of Patrick Kimmons, who was fatally shot by police Sept. 30 after a gunfight that left two men wounded at a parking lot near Southwest Third Avenue.
“We’re not here to riot. We’re here for justice,” Charles Kimmons, a family member, told The Oregonian/Oregon Live at the rally. “We need to fight this all the way to the end. These cops need to be locked up.”
But soon, videos show some members of the group verbally harassing passersby and drivers. Moreover, other demonstrators attempt to direct and disrupt traffic.
In one video taken by Portland-based videographer Brandon Farley, the self-appointed traffic cops are heard telling drivers to go around the protesters. Most drivers turn away, however, at least one person objects to changing his route and asks why he should.
Protesters blocked the road and directed traffic where to go during the #PatrickKimmons vigil. Needless to say, it went off without a hitch.
[October 6th – 6pm – SW 4th and Harvey Milk st.]
–#pdxtraffic #Downtown #Oregon #March #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #Antifa #Portland pic.twitter.com/lfKfw9lxQl
— Brandon Farley (@FarleyFilms) October 8, 2018
“Because I told you to,” a woman dressed in black responds. “Don’t hurt anybody. Just go.”
A man then walks into view yelling profanities at the driver, and, soon, others join in.
“Go back to North Carolina! We don’t need your KKK,” one person yells, apparently referencing the man’s license plate and connecting him to racism because he lives in one of the Carolinas.
The driver is seen calling the police, and some officers are visible nearby. Nevertheless, no law enforcement authorities respond to intervene, a current trend in Portland, compliments of the mayor.
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Farley also caught a crowd of protesters swarming a silver Lexus that was trying to turn right as demonstrators marched in that direction. Hence, protesters begin banging on the vehicle, and someone moves in front of the Lexus to block it as the car attempts to drive away.
— Brandon Farley (@FarleyFilms) October 7, 2018
Finally, the driver is eventually able to get away from the group. However, the motorist stops less than a block away to get a look at the damage to his car. As a result, protesters quickly surround the vehicle again, slamming their fists against the metal frame. One protester appears to carry an asp—collapsible baton—and strikes the car with it.
The driver, who did not want to be identified, told KOIN he had gotten out of his car earlier asking the protesters to move, but they reportedly grabbed him. When he got in his car, protesters started hitting it.
The driver’s side window was smashed in the mêlée. The man filed a police report after leaving the area.
Yet in another astonishing display of disrespect, a video shows an unidentified senior citizen in a wheelchair being harassed by protesters. This reportedly occurred after the woman asked one of them to stop using a megaphone outside her apartment building.
— Brandon Farley (@FarleyFilms) October 1, 2018
“Old a** lady, nobody is listening to you,” the person with the megaphone says. She then comes out from near the door of the building and inexplicably claims to be a victim in the situation, shouting: “Help officer! I’m being attacked!”
A police cruiser and an officer are visible in the background but authorities are never seen intervening.
The group surrounds the elderly woman and another female protester tells her: “We are here to mourn. We are not here for you. We are not here for your comfort. We are here to mourn. We are mourning two people who died.”
After several minutes of yelling, the group disperses.
The elderly woman is heard telling a man trying to help her: “There is no discussion left in our country. There is only, ‘I can outshout you.’ And his version is, ‘I get a blow horn and I can outshout you.'”
Andy Ngo, a journalist and Portland resident who shared the footage, told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that police in Portland seem to take a hands-off approach to protestors.
“What you saw on Saturday was that demonstrators were allowed to take over a street in downtown Portland and direct traffic and threaten drivers – stop traffic while police looked on from a block away because they were afraid of inflaming the situation,” he said.
Portland police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley told KOIN that officers monitored the protest. He said, however, there was no intervention because police weigh “the ability for people to gather to practice their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly, as well as the impact it places on the rest of the Portland community.”
He added: “Throughout this event, the police bureau was monitoring the crowd.”
There were no reported arrests after the Saturday protests.
A spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau and the office of Mayor Ted Wheeler did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
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