Sooner Or Later one of these confrontations is going to end truly catastrophically and will be used for further calls for gun bans. This Must Be Put An End To.
“Better Bring Our Own Guns” – Portland Antifa Plotting “Direct Confrontation” At Pro-Trump Rally”
Antifa is also calling for militant antifascist resistance against Patriot Prayer.
The Rose City Antifa group notably clashed with members of Patriot Prayer and the pro-Trump “Proud Boys” in early June, which resulted in a viral video of a member of Antifa being knocked out during a melee started by the violent “resistance” group.
A spokesperson for Rose City Antifa told It’s Going Down said that the group plans to “show that the community will not allow violent nationalist opportunists to threaten our city and target our people. We will overwhelm them both by force of numbers and commitment to defending our community. Whatever it takes.”
As Fairbanks notes, the call to action urges members to engage in “direct confrontation” to “eliminate” the conservative groups’ ability to hold rallies.
“Better bring our own guns too”
Journalist Tim Pool noted a Reddit discussion in the “Anarchism” subreddit in which Antifa members discuss arming themselves ahead of the event.
“Only thing I’m worried about is some nut with a gun and a bunch of bullets,” says one user, to which another replied “Better bring our own guns too just to be safe.”
During the June “Battle of Portland,” police recovered knives and other weapons, as well as bear mace.
Last April, 21 people were arrested after violence broke out between Trump supporters and members of Antifa in downtown Berkeley – leading to several injuries and the recovery of weapons from Antifa which included knives and spiked poles.
Here are some of the prohibited items that have already removed from the park today. http://cityofberkeley.info/City_Manager/Press_Releases/2017/2017-04-14_Rules_Imposed_for_Saturday_April_15_at_Civic_Center_Park.aspx …
Let’s hope we don’t see more of the same this Saturday in Portland – especially gunshot victims.