A journalist who covers ANTIFA rallies in Portland, OR is raising money to buy new camera equipment after he was attacked by domestic terrorists and robbed at a rally on Dec. 7.
Journalist Brandon Brown explained in a post last week on Twitter that he went to cover a Nazi Hammerskins rally that turned out to be a hoax. Without any Nazis around to attack, ANTIFA turned their ire toward Brown and roughed him up instead.
Antifa stole my camera equipment today as I tried to cover a Nazi Hammerskins rally with a Antifa counter protest. The rally was a hoax. So Antifa was aggressive with myself & Portland's Liberation who where there to accompany me & protest the Hammerskins. The swelling is notable pic.twitter.com/fPSGusN8nh
— Brandon Brown (@BrandonBrown503) December 8, 2019
In his GoFundMe page, Brown explained that he showed up at the protest alongside members of “Portland’s Liberation,” a pro-LGBT libertarian group. ANTIFA began attacking members of Portland’s Liberation, which had shown up to protest the Nazis as well. As Brown was filming their rampage, he was assaulted by the domestic terrorists.
“As I filmed this menacing behavior, ANTIFA protesters aggressively turned on me. One of my cameras was knocked to the ground by the angry mob. I was struck by approximately 20 different people before they were able to break the Go Pro mount I was holding on to and wrestle my Lytro illum out of my hands eventually breaking the strap that was wrapped around my wrist,” Brown wrote.
“They smashed my glasses and caused injury to my left eye, requiring a hospital visit. The diagnosis is that the vitreous of my left eye is detached deformed and appears granular from trauma. It will require follow up care,” added Brown, who is hoping to raise $5,000 to replace his equipment.
Video of the terrorist assault can be seen here:
On Dec. 7, masked antifa militants chased & attacked a small group of right-wing activists in Olympia, Wash. Brandon Brown, an independent journalist, was robbed & bloodied. Video: Haley Adams. pic.twitter.com/JQ2FkLdhbp
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) December 9, 2019
Unfortunately for Brown, he should not expect much support from Portland police in finding the perpetrators. They are in the back pocket of ANTIFA, due to orders from the city’s complicit Mayor Ted Wheeler.
Wheeler has gone to war with Portland law enforcement leaders because of his unwillingness to keep the public safety due to his far-left views.
“He crossed a line when he publicly stated in a Facebook message that I was not allowing the police to enforce the law, that gave license to people elsewhere, particularly in right-wing political circles, but, as I say, this became a global phenomenon,” Wheeler said about police union president Daryl Turner.
Turner had hammered Wheeler for an alleged stand-down order that he sent to Portland police so ANTIFA could run the streets during violent protests over the summer.
“It’s time for our Mayor to do two things,” Turner wrote in an open letter directed at Wheeler. “Tell both ANTIFA and Proud Boys that our City will not accept violence in our City and remove the handcuffs from our officers and let them stop the violence through strong and swift enforcement action. Enough is enough.”
“Where are the voices condemning the lawlessness and violence? If this violence had been directed at ANTIFA, there would have been an immediate call for an independent, outside investigation,” Turner wrote. “This is a perfect example of Portland politics at work and why our great City is now under fire in the national news.”
Portland has become a national laughingstock because of the city’s derelict far-left leadership. Only after ANTIFA is declared a terrorist group and federal resources can be used to crush the reviled organization will cities like Portland have law and order once again.
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