Another wave of violent unrest maintained its grip on several of the nation’s major cities this weekend and turned deadly in Portland on Saturday when one member of a pro-Trump caravan was executed by a member of Antifa.
The white male victim was declared dead shortly after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest while parading in a right-wing demonstration with the Portland-area conservative group “Patriot Prayer.”
Here is video recorded from a distance of the shooting. pic.twitter.com/wtxItCDMay
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
On Monday, the shooting suspect, 48-year-old military veteran Michael Forest Reinoehl, wrote in a June Instagram post “I am 100% Antifa,” the radical left-wing group born out of 2016 that explicitly cheers the use of violence to pursue its political agenda leading the anarchic revolution sweeping the nation.
As news of the fatal shooting broke amid the chaos of Saturday night, the death of the Trump supporter was celebrated by the leftist rioters as a metric of success, one less member of the opposition standing in the way of “The Resistance” to radically transform the country.
“I am not sad that a f*****g fascist died tonight,” exclaimed one demonstrator through a bullhorn whose words were met with the exuberant praise of social justice warriors embarking on a deadly revolution.
— Common Sense NPW (@CommonSenseNPW) August 30, 2020
Despite the anarchic unrest that has now captured his city for more than 95 consecutive days since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler cast blame for the chaos on President Donald Trump and rejected federal support.
“It’s you who have created the hate and the division,” Wheeler charged Sunday. “Your campaign of fear is as anti-democratic as anything you’ve done to create hate and vitriol in our beautiful country.”
There was no mention however, of the fact Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate California Sen. Kamala Harris only began to forcefully condemn the riots Sunday, after more than 30 people have been killed amid the unrest since May and after Harris encouraged supporters to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund with provides bail support for those arrested on charges of destroying the city.
While Democrats ignored the nationwide riots at their virtual convention earlier this month, Republicans condemned them at every turn last week declaring their pledge to restore public safety to cities where Democratic mayors have allowed anarchists to roam free terrorizing communities.
“In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson, and violence we have seen in Democrat-run cities all, like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York, and many others,” Trump said in his acceptance speech Thursday, right after which saw an assault on attendees leaving the ceremony outside the White House including Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul.
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) August 28, 2020
Last weekend also saw the lawless demonstrations erupt in Washington D.C. that included revolutionaries marching through neighborhoods and threatened residents to come out of their homes.
— AmbientHex (@AmbientHex) August 30, 2020
In Chicago over the weekend, at least 54 people were shot, and 10 of them had been killed. Among those victims were two police officers who were shot while trying to disarm a suspect during a traffic stop, according to CBS Chicago.
It was also reported that Chicago police arrested seven students at a Loyola University Black Lives Matter protest and accused one of striking an officer.
Police are threatening to arrest students as they continue to protest. They have issued a second warning. pic.twitter.com/rz74T1U8XB
— Loyola Phoenix (@PhoenixLUC) August 29, 2020
The weekend events follow a violent few days in Kenosha where the southern Wisconsin blue-collar city became the latest hotspot for this year’s historic outbreak of civil unrest featuring entire car dealerships and neighborhood businesses burning to the ground in the aftermath of police shooting 29-year-old Jacob Blake, who is black.
On Tuesday, events in Kenosha took a fatal turn with the death of two protestors killed by civilians amid the carnage where a third ended up in the hospital.
Trump is expected to visit Kenosha on Tuesday this week over the Democratic governor’s objections who declared a state of emergency from the riots suffocating his state’s major cities.
If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now. Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2020