The violent Marxist group ‘antifa’ may be planning to impersonate police and Trump supporters to sew confusion and hate at a Portland protest.
With violence and property destruction being one of their trademark tactics, the far-left group Antifa may be planning to pose as Trump supporters for an upcoming August 17th protest in Portland.
According to a flyer posted on Facebook that purports to be from Antifa [*see footnote], “comrades” are being urged to attend the rally on August 17th disguised as “Patriots/Trump Supporters.”
The attendees are then told to “wear MAGA hats, USA flags, 3%er insignias,” and “a convincing police uniform is even better.”
“This way police and patriots responding to us won’t know who their enemies are,” the flyer goes on to state, “and onlookers and the media will think there are Trump supporters rioting so it’s harder to turn public opinion against us!”
Since 2016 election campaign, the normally black-clad Antifa has been involved in numerous violent clashes around the country, including several in Portland, Oregon, against those the group labels “alt-right.”
Although they routinely target people who wear “MAGA” paraphernalia, at a recent clash, Antifa rioters beat a Bernie Sanders supporter who was holding an American flag.
Video shows a struggle for a flag and then a black-clad person hit this dude in the head before he drops. I was watching the blood pour out of his head and into the street. #DefendPDX #AllOutPDX pic.twitter.com/KPRk1D8l00
— Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) August 4, 2018
“I have absolutely no problem with people defending themselves,” Antifa-member Timothy Ledwith recently told Willammette Week. “I’m also not opposed to being proactive with violence, to be honest with you.”
* It is important to note that the authenticity of the flyer cannot be verified and it is unclear whether the flyer is actually from Antifa.
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