Gunfire erupted when violent Antifa militants appear to have picked a fight with a notorious Portland, Ore. area biker gang.
At least one person ended up dead and five others were injured in Portland Saturday night.
Portland Police are still sorting things out, but what we know is that police were called on Saturday night shortly after 8 p.m to a disturbance that quickly escalated into gunfire.
Portland Police said, “this incident started with a confrontation between an armed homeowner and armed protesters.”
As Portland Police Public Information Officer Lt. Nathan Sheppard attempted to update the media on the shooting melee in Northeast Portland, two known Antifa militants took over the news conference, commandeered the microphones, and began blaming the police for failing to do their jobs to protect them.
According to Antifa protesters who took over the presser, identified by the Post Millennial as “Hailley Nolan and Dustin Ferreira,” the previous night their comrades had gone to confront members of notorious Portland area biker gang the Gypsy Jokers. Police say at least one of the Antifa militants was armed (which they usually are).
Nolan, who appeared to have trouble breathing, said it was the Portland Police Bureau’s fault when a woman died in the shooting melee and five others were wounded.
“They are sending Gypsy Jokers to kidnap us,” she breathlessly announced. She pointed to Lt. Sheppard and accused the police of encouraging the violence against Antifa, saying “they are sanctioning this violence against us. We are dying. We are trying to peacefully protest and they are killing us. And I want to know if any of you care. I want to know if Ted Wheeler cares.” See the video below.
She indicated why they took over the news conference by admitting “we are not going to let them capture the narrative and lie,” as she pointed to the police.
We can understand why. When you’re Antifa and you pick a fight with a biker gang, Antifa looks pretty dumb.
After Antifa succeeds in completely defunding and demoralizing the police in Portland, maybe the Gypsy Jokers will step into the role. It would be what Portland deserves. They voted poorly.