01 August 2020

The Moment (1 August 2020)

Here in Portland things are generally dull and quiet, fake news to the contrary. Yes, anonymous Federal agents have stormed in like gangbusters, throwing canisters of outdated tear-gas, beating random protesters, and generally behaving like hooligans and thugs, but if you avoid the two or three affected blocks downtown you’d never know anything is going on. Among the protesters there is a fairly obvious split between those who are objecting to the Federal presence, and those focused on the original point of preventing future incidents like those involving George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Kendra James…. But the nightly ritual of speeches and chants followed by tear-gas and flash grenades seems likely to continue indefinitely.

For reports from the front Crip Dyke at Pervert Justice has things covered.

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