Friends and compatriots honored the memory of Aaron Joseph Danielson — known by the sound of his middle initial, Jay — during a celebration of life at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.
Danielson, who frequently attended protests to film and as a member of the local conservative group Patriot Prayer, was shot and killed in downtown Portland seven days before, during the tail-end of a Trump 2020 car parade that turned chaotic, and ultimately deadly, as it entered the streets of downtown Portland on Aug. 29.
The memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 5 — one day after what would have been Danielson’s 40th birthday on Sept. 4.
A member of the Proud Boys is hospitalized with severe injuries from being hit by a car after attending a memorial for Aaron “Jay” Danielson, the President Donald Trump supporter who was murdered by Antifa in Portland.
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio told The Gateway Pundit that the victim is bleeding from his brain, damaged his left temporal lobe, has a concussion and is suffering from amnesia and cannot remember the incident.
A man who witnessed the incident, Rex Fergus, told the Gateway Pundit that the man “started walking around the bar and recording us, putting his phone in our faces, supposedly for doxing.”
“As he was doing that, one of our guys confronted him and said ‘hey, get out of here, we don’t want you filming us. This is a private establishment and we’re not in public.’ The man continued to try to pick fights with people in the bar at the time, until security finally kicked him out of the bar,” Fergus said.
Rex Fegus says “people target me all the time” due to the polo shirt he’s wearing, says Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer are not racist orgs;
“The news media has been selling that story to ppl because that’s what ppl want to hear, ppl want conflict. Peace doesn’t sell.” pic.twitter.com/t4PVYKeZ3o
— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) September 6, 2020
As the man was kicked out of the bar, there were several Proud Boys in the parking lot smoking cigarettes and just arriving from the memorial service. Fergus explained that the man had also become combative with them, so Shane pulled his phone out and started filming him back.
“Once the guy started his vehicle up and started to drive off, he hit Shane,” Fergus said. “Shane tried to get out of the way and the guy ran him over.”
Fergus filmed videos of the aftermath.
The man believed to have killed Danielson was himself killed by law enforcement Thursday when he pulled a gun during an arrest attempt, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
The alleged shooter, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was present in Camas at the BLM rally held on Friday, August 28 described himself in a social media post as “100% ANTIFA.
A GoFundMe has been launched for Shane’s medical expenses.
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