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Pro-Trump activists plotted violence ahead of Portland rallies

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by Sparagmos, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Sparagmos

    Sparagmos Well-Known Member

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    Revealed: pro-Trump activists plotted violence ahead of Portland rallies

    “Leaked chat logs show Portland-area pro-Trump activists planning and training for violence, sourcing arms and ammunition and even suggesting political assassinations ahead of a series of contentious rallies in the Oregoncity, including one scheduled for this weekend.”

    This is completely unsurprising to locals here. They have a rally scheduled here in Portland on Saturday.
     
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  2. Sketcher

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    Reading the headlines, it really seems like Portland is a hotbed for thuggery.
     
  3. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother? Supporter

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    Journalism Pro-Tip: Come across a stash of communications between ticked off Republicans talking trash with each other that you want to spin to make your own side look good? Be sure to use "scheme", "plot" or "conspire" in your headline. Because srsly yall, our bottom tier glorified blog needs all the clicks it can get.
     
  4. Sparagmos

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    What bottom tier blog are you referring to?

    Care to express your opinion on these guys planning violence (which they did in fact act out?) The headline isn’t the story.
     
  5. Sparagmos

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    Most of these guys aren’t from Portland, as far as I’ve seen. A lot of them live in Vancouver and other parts of Oregon.

    And they’re not just in Oregon, we’re seeing them in other cities as well.
     
  6. Hank77

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    The Proud Boys are holding a rally in Portland I think I read it in a local news outlet online.

    Edit: found one
    Proud Boys, antifa to hold competing rallies in Portland | kgw.com
     
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  7. Albion

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    This is a story planted by Antifa (!) and dutifully passed along by a sympathetic publication, The Guardian, that's all.
     
  8. tall73

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    The story does indicate the chat logs were provided by a Eugene based Antifa group.

    I am not familiar with the app but the authorities may be able to verify information. Much of it is what we have already seen evidence of, such as the use of paintballs, rhetoric regarding the fires, etc.
     
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  10. Sparagmos

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    Yes, the chat logs aren’t surprising. They have already carried out much of what they’ve discussed. Which makes the call for more harm, and possibly deadly harm, really scary.
     
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    Forty cities or more have been burned and pillaged and at least a dozen police shot by the BLM-Antifa mobs but we're supposed to think that a handful of bully boys with flags are supposed to be the main threat to our society? What a laugh propaganda can be.
     
  12. Sparagmos

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    These guys are t the main threat to our society. Who said that? Clearly Donald Trump is the main threat.
     
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  13. Albion

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    :sleep: When something of substance arrives, we'll consider it.
     
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  14. tall73

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    Violent elements on all sides need to face consequences.

    Now with federal agents taking a larger role I imagine we will see more consequences for all involved.
     
  15. Sketcher

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    I was talking about both left and right.
     
  16. SoldierOfTheKing

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    I believe the terminology we use now is that they were training and planning for a mostly peaceful protest, or a peaceful protest intensifying.
     
  17. cow451

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    And you know that how?
     
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  18. tall73

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    From the article:

    The chats on the GroupMe app, shared with the Guardian by the antifascist group Eugene Antifa, show conversations between Oregon members of the Patriots Coalition growing more extreme as they discuss armed confrontations with leftwing Portland activists, and consume a steady diet of online disinformation about protests and wildfires.

    Having said that, stories can come from lots of places, and at least some of the discussed events already panned out as the chat logs are characterized.

     
  19. FireDragon76

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    Like the guys that carry assault rifles into statehouses just so they can yell and scream about lawful measures to protect human lives?
     
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    Indeed.

    Enough conspiracy theory and insinuation. Evidence, please.
     
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