Another Portland protest movement has taken over a portion of the city — this time demonstrating against gentrification by barricading several streets and setting booby traps for the police.
The demonstrators, dressed in black and wearing ski masks, erected the street blockades with metal, wood, and wire fencing, and stood guard Wednesday behind their perimeter.
Inside their zone, the protesters laid out homemade spike strips and stretched thick bands of plastic wrap across the street to deter police.
The show of force was triggered by the arrest of a dozen protesters outside the former home of the Kinneys, a black and Indigenous family who were evicted during the pandemic.
The police are unable to reclaim the territory and are asking the public to simply avoid the area.
This is the area affected by an occupation in the Humboldt neighborhood. Streets are barricaded and there are reports of aggressive behavior by people involved. If at all possible, please avoid the area. Those with homes and businesses here, please use caution. pic.twitter.com/cXXzkXUwhS
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) December 9, 2020
This morning Andy Ngo claimed that people who apparently oppose the Antifa Red House Autonomous Zone drove by and threw mortar fireworks at one of the border checkpoints.
Some people who apparently oppose the antifa Red House Autonomous Zone drove by and threw mortar fireworks at one of the border check points. #PortlandAutonomousZone #antifa pic.twitter.com/9upIeXp6L1
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) December 10, 2020
A longer version of the video
— CIA-Simulation Warlord 🇺🇸🦈🇺🇸 (@zerosum24) December 10, 2020
People online alleged that this is just a huge set up made by Antifa as a PR stunt to set up Trump supporters:
This came from antifa themselves…its being used as a set up to get the police to come out….Patriots are smarter than that. Fake press were in on this….
— happiness2007 (@richardson07) December 10, 2020
That's a conveniently-positioned camera filming absolutely nothing. Suspicious.
— Not Your Grandma's Conservative (@AltConOfficial) December 10, 2020
Wow with just like slightly more effort that dude could've gotten a very clear shot of their license plate number. Haven't watched this on desktop but they might even already be legible – strange though that you dont see him trying to get a better shot.
— Wokeahontas (@Woke_a_hontas) December 10, 2020
PR stunt. Note how he caught his comrades "screaming" in fear and nobody went after the vehicles. Also the first "firecracker" was just smoke giving them time to "flee". 🙄
— Rowan Greene (@RowanGreene) December 10, 2020
Imagine an enraged Trumper driving that little white sedan and tossing fireworks out that window.
You can't, because you pictured them in a big truck with a bed full of dudes in ripped sleeves.
This seems like a PR stunt for cashapp money.
— President J of Honk Nation (@HonkSJ) December 10, 2020
Do you think that some angry patriots did this or it’s just a PR stunt made by Antifa?
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