This story began with live coverage and was updated in real time. The updates appear chronologically:
Updates directly from contact(s) I have on the ground in Portland, OR right now 2:00 PM EDT--
The mass-media is saying "Portland, Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between "Patriot Prayer" who support President Donald Trump, and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city." These aren't "clashes". They are one sided attacks on free speech by liberal Soros funded goons. As such, I call it what it is: Democrat party terrorism. Attacks on America by the communist left.
The rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer. Two previous events ended in bloody fistfights and riots, and one counter-protester was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture.
This time, the Counter-Protesters have said they are bringing guns. When members of Patriot Prayer heard this, they and their supporters made clear they will be bringing guns as well. America may actually see the physical start of Civil War today.
The last meeting with Antifa and Patriot Prayer group was declared a riot. This time, Portland police are fully aware that both groups have said they are going to come armed to the gathering on Saturday.
It is unlikely, however, that Portland Police will actually do anything. The Mayor of that city - who appears himself to be a filthy Communist -- already instructed the police NOT TO RESPOND to 911 calls from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when protesters attack ICE facilities in that city and police have, in fact, refused to respond to such 911 calls.
As of 1:30 PM Eastern US time, which is 10:30 AM local Portland time, here is a report on what things are like on the ground at the site:
"Contact-1: It's about 10:30am and I'm just outside of Portland listening to local radio. Drove by the hot Zone and the area is full Of tweekers bitching and screaming at each other, garbage, and tents everywhere, it's a cesspool.
Taxpayers are being fleeced by Mayor tinkle pants. He won't enforce law and thousands of dollars is being used to clean up after these street people. Other groups give them free food and clothing, even tents.
If you don't want stray cats in your yard, don't feed them.
Now combine the Meth heads, trannies, man buns, street weirdos, and masked Antifa. You end up with a giant weirdo milkshake that's only going to shat all over the streets."
A second contact in the area also reports as follows:
Contact-2: Was just through that area. Nothing but homeless people shitting on the streets and young, Marxist lowlifes among the 'locals' . A perfect representation of what the modern-day left represents.
Here's the location setup in Waterfront Park, Portland, OR:
Signs at park entrances say "No Weapons" and are being widely ignored. Participants from BOTH sides are arranging to rendezvous with folks who enter UN-ARMED, then meet those folks along the fence line to hand weapons over the fencing. When the weapon owner then goes through the entrance un-armed, they rendezvous again and receive the weapon back from the person to whom they smuggled it over the fence:
From Portland Police Bureau:
In an attempt to create a safe environment for people to practice their First Amendment Rights to speech and assembly, the Police Bureau has requested a fence be erected along the north, west and south sides of Tom McCall Waterfront Park between Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Morrison Street. There will be multiple entrance points with security screening locations at each entrance. The multipurpose path along the seawall will remain open and the Police Bureau does not plan to block the path with fencing at this time. Both crosswalks over Southwest Naito Avenue at Southwest Taylor Street will be closed while the fences are in place. A map of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the fencing and other information is provided with this release.
-- PPB, August 4, 2018
ANTIFA refers to White people as "White Terrorists"
Live video from the area is already amazing; literally THOUSANDS of people have shown up on both sides. This is bigger than ANYTHING in the past. If something goes wrong today, there is more than enough people power to actually call it the start of Civil War.
3:27 PM EDT -- POLICE ANNOUNCING:
This is the Portland Police bureau. Officers have observed people armed with weapons near Southwest Seaman St. and Niato Parkway. Persons in the area must leave immediately. Failiure to comply with this order may subject to arrest or the use of Riot Control agents or impact weapons."
Over fourteen Flash-Bang Grenades have detonated so far. Unclear WHO is throwing these grenades or AT WHOM they are being thrown. Mace-Grenades being used by Police against ANTIFA counter-protesters.
5:00 PM EDT -- UPDATE: ANTIFA IS THROWING ROCKS, BATTERIES AND BOTTLES AT POLICE. POLICE RESPONDING WITH FLASH-BANGS AND MACE.
5:03 PM EDT -- ANTIFA MOVING TOWARD PATRIOT PRAYER GROUP -- CROSSING STREET IN VIOLATION OF POLICE ORDERS, TOWARD A DIRECT CONFRONTATION WITH PATRIOTS.
5:15 PM EDT -- ANTIFA retrieving police smoke bombs and hurling them back at police. ANTIFA ripping down small trees along street and blocking road. ANTIFA STARTING FIRES. Police using many more flash-bang grenades against ANTIFA.
5:29 PM EDT -- POLICE DECLARE "CIVIL DISTURBANCE" ORDER "ALL PEOPLE TO DISPERSE"
5:45 PM EDT -- Trump Supporters BLOODIED;
ANTIFA Throwing Rocks, D-Cell Batteries, Bottles
ANITIFA called-in their self-described "Soviet Squads" to attack Portland Police today. THAT was when cops began using Flash-Bang Grenades, smoke bombs and pepper spray!
The "Soviet Squads" are literally Communists sporting USSR flags and hammer & sickle logos on their helmets!
They refused to comply with Police demands they remain out of the street, entered Naito Parkway and began attacking police with rocks, bottles and d-cell sized batteries.
I TOLD you these ANTIFA people were actual Communists!
This is the beginning of a Communist revolution here in the United States and it must be stopped by any means necessary. If Communists come to power here, they will SLAUGHTER MILLIONS the same way they have done in EVERY COUNTRY they have taken over.
The mere presence of these people represents a clear and present danger to you, your family, your property and to our way of life here in America.
Even worse, people openly calling themselves "Democratic Socialists" are seen standing with the "Soviet Squads" in Portland. I TOLD YOU these people were Commies, and their actions prove it.
Here's the terrifying part: "Democratic Socialists" actually have a 70+ member "caucus" in the US House of Representatives! They've actually already infiltrated into Congress.
Folks, get your guns and ammunition ready. There may have to be some very serious action taken very soon.