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Portland: Armed left-wing militants set up an autonomous zone

Protest in front of Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, July 22, 2020 Credit: Tedder/Wikipedia/Creative Commons 4.0

According to reports, left-wing extremists have set up an autonomous zone in Portland comprised of several residential blocks. The police added that the extremists have also been building up a stockpile of weapons in the zone.

The Blaze explains:

Leftist militants on their third day of occupying several residential blocks in Portland, Oregon, over a foreclosed house have stockpiled weapons, homemade spike strips, and armed guards at the entrances of their autonomous zone.

But the city’s police chief said cops will use force if necessary to end the occupation.

The autonomous zone was set up Tuesday — the same day leftists militants were caught on video chasing Portland police away from the foreclosed house. In fact, they kicked and threw rocks at retreating police vehicles and ran up on cops and appeared to try to steal their equipment while taunting and threatening them as they literally chased officers down a street.

And here is a telling statement from the Portland’s city police about the incident. I was particularly curious about his use of the word “still.”

“I certainly am respectful of the issue that people are there to address, but blocking streets and chasing police officers out of the neighborhood is still not OK and really contrary to our values as Portlanders,” Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis told the Oregonian Tuesday evening.

Why would we need to be reminded that it is ‘still not OK,’ unless the chief is subconsciously expressing his inner concerns that one day it may be?

READ: Leftist militants have stockpiled weapons, spike strips, armed guards at Portland autonomous zone

Then the Chief of Police sent out this tweet. (I am presuming it is ‘still’ against the law to attack and threaten to kill people in Portland):

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