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PoliticsTrump says he’s watching Portland protests ‘closely’ and threatens to label antifa a terror group

18:10  17 august  2019
18:10  17 august  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Portland Braces for Another Round of Proud Boys, Antifa Fights

Portland Braces for Another Round of Proud Boys, Antifa Fights Portland residents and police are bracing for potential violence at two rival rallies next week, after attacks earlier this summer made national headlines. On Aug. 17, members of the far-right Proud Boys men’s group, led by former Infowars reporter Joe Biggs, will meet at Portland’s waterfront for a rally they’re describing as a rally to “End Domestic Terrorism.” “We’re pretty concerned,” said Lindsay Schubiner, a program director at the left-leaning Western States Center.

Trump threatened to classify Antifa as a terrorist group . (CNN) President Donald Trump ' s threat to label anti -fascism protest movement Antifa a terrorist organization has He said a move was being considered to label the movement a "major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others)

The mayor of Portland , Oregon, thinks it’s just fine if leftist goons swarm the streets, immobilize traffic, and threaten Trump should officially label them as a domestic terrorist group and put a bounty on each and every one Trump Says He ’ s Considering Declaring Antifa a ‘Major Organization of Terror ’.

President Trump threatened to label antifa a terrorist organization as dueling protests are expected between the far-left anti-fascist group and right-wing extremists on Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

Trump says he’s watching Portland protests ‘closely’ and threatens to label antifa a terror group© Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.

“Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.’ Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!” Trump tweeted ahead of the events.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and police chief Danielle Outlaw have vowed a large police presence and to use the full force of the law against those who are violent or vandalize the city during the protests.

In June, journalist Andy Ngo was assaulted in the city while he was covering an antifa rally. The incident led Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to request Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray conduct an investigation into the group.

Wray said in July the FBI views antifa as more of an ideology and said the bureau does not investigate ideology, though he noted the FBI has small-scale investigations underway related to violence on behalf of any ideology.

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland.
With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday of more than 1,000 far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators wasn't as violent as feared. "I'm grateful this was largely a peaceful event," Mayor Ted Wheeler said. "We were preparing for and planning for a worst-case scenario." There were 13 arrests and police seized bear spray, shields, poles and other weapons.

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