One Dead In Portland After Pro-Trump Caravan Clashes With Protestors

One Dead In Portland After Pro-Trump Caravan Clashes With Protestors

Another night of riots in Portland turned deadly when a President Trump supporter wearing attire with the emblem of “Patriot Prayer,” a conservative group against the leftist domestic terror group Antifa, was fatally shot on Saturday. The shooting was documented on multiple video livestreams that show a small group of people yelling, then scattering after shots were fired.

The Portland Police Bureau reports that the man died of a “gunshot wound to the chest,” but no suspect was named in the homicide investigation as of Sunday morning.

“This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible,” said Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter protestors rallied and cheered at the announcement of the victim’s death, claiming that “he was a f—ing Nazi!” and that “our community held its own.”

Some even went so far as to say “I am not sad that a f—ing fascist died tonight.”

Antifa accounts also lauded the death on social media.

The shooting came just minutes after a large pro-Trump car caravan made its way through Portland and the downtown area, heavily protested and opposed by Antifa.

Videos of the scene posted to social media show throngs of people throwing objects at the vehicle train and attempting to block the street so the vehicles can’t proceed. Some of the Trump supporters, in exchange, maced and shot the protestors with paintballs.

According to the Portland Police, the caravan “stretched for miles” and officers addressed “sporadic fighting and vandalism” as well as “responded to scenes of fights, disturbances, and collisions throughout downtown and made some arrests.”

President Trump responded to the Portland violence on Sunday morning, tweeting criticism of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and calling for “LAW & ORDER!!!”

On Friday, Wheeler sent a letter to President Trump refusing help from federal law enforcement, despite three months of ongoing violence and riots in Portland in the name of social justice.

Wheeler sent the letter on the same day protestors gathered outside of his apartment building and occupied the lobby, demanding that he “reduce the Portland Police Bureau budget, commit to never voting for police budget increases again, and resign.”

A riot was declared later that night when a group of people attacked the Portland Police Association building and tried to set it on fire.

A riot was also declared Saturday after the police union building was set on fire.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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