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Antifa Inferno: ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Rioter Torched by Molotov Cocktail in Portland

Posted on | September 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Antifa Inferno: ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Rioter Torched by Molotov Cocktail in Portland

 

Just another fun Saturday night in Antifatown:

A firebomb thrown by rioters at police in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night set a “protester” on fire, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Video taken at the scene and retweeted by the police showed fire erupting in the middle of a street, as a man caught in the flames attempted to run out of the way. He emerged with his legs ablaze, as rioters attempted to help him. . . .
Reporter Andy Ngô of the Post Millenial tweeted that Antifa and Black Lives Matter staged the riot to mark more than 100 days of violent protest in Portland since the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. . . .
Earlier Saturday, the Oregonian remarked on the 100-day anniversary of violent demonstrations: “In Portland, the whitest major city in the U.S., demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality have stretched for 100 straight days, sparking unprecedented cuts to the city police bureau, night after night of violence by law enforcement officers and protesters, presidential condemnation and national attention.”
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has refused support from President Donald Trump, blaming him for the violence.

Everybody on Twitter had fun by creating videos of the flaming Antifa set to music, e.g., “Cotton Eye Joe”:

Yes, even President Trump got in on the fun. More seriously, research shows how widespread the mob violence has been this year:

New data from Princeton University show that riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement took place in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
The study found:

In more than 93% of all demonstrations connected to the movement, demonstrators have not engaged in violence or destructive activity. Peaceful protests are reported in over 2,400 distinct locations around the country. Violent demonstrations, meanwhile, have been limited to fewer than 220 locations ?— under 10% of the areas that experienced peaceful protests. . . .

The Princeton data set shows that nearly every major city in the United States experienced riots from late May to the end of August — even under the narrow definition that the study used to classify riots (as separate from events described as police violence against protesters).
The only exceptions within the top 50 cities by population were Fresno, California, and Mesa, Arizona.

Four confidential sources tell me they blame Joe Biden.




 

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