Portland’s protester moms were hit with tear gas on Sunday night.
Several hundred women, many wearing bicycle helmets and masks, attempted to form a human shield between anti-racism protesters and law-enforcement officials outside a federal courthouse in downtown Portland.
A group of about 100 women chanted,
“Moms are here! Feds stay clear!”
And they carryed signs that said,
“Angry mama bear BLM” and “Moms are pissed.”
The White House has recently deployed federal officers to Portland, amid fierce opposition from many local and state leaders. In an interview Sunday with The Washington Post, top fascist Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli told the Washington Post,
“You can expect that if violence continues in other parts of the country, the president has made no secret of the fact that he expects us where we can cooperate or have jurisdiction to step forward and expand our policing efforts there to bring down the level of violence.”
On Saturday night, federal agents were filmed beating a 53-year-old man, now identified as Navy veteran Chris David. In the 11-second video (which has been viewed more than 7 million times)
David said later,
“I stood in the street in front of them and I started asking them if they thought it was okay to violate their oath to the Constitution….
I stood there with my hands down by my sides and they just started whaling on me.”
David seems impervious to the attack, before turning and walking away while giving cops the double finger.
“They are playing me up as an Iron Man and a Superman. I’m a 53-year-old overweight man on blood thinners and I have a lot of physical damage from the military. So, I’m not made of steel at all. They could have killed me last night, as my ex-wife and daughter have reminded me 45 times this morning.”
He was later taken to the hospital with a fractured wrist.
Last night marked the 53rd night of protests in Portland. In one jaw-dropping moment, a woman, completely naked except for a face mask and a hat, walked through the protests and squared up to federal agents and did a series of ballet and yoga moves.
The moment was captured on social media and the unidentified woman has been dubbed “Naked Athena.”
In Portland, young mothers gather to protect protestors from Trump’s secret police forces, who respond by gassing them with no provocation. https://t.co/Z3KAcJ2Vvm— Jennifer (@jpeery59) July 20, 2020
53-year-old Navy vet Chris David had never been to a protest, but felt ‘enraged’ when he saw federal officers on the scene – “I was going to ask why they weren’t living up to their oath of office, the Constitution.”— Michael Holmes (@holmescnn) July 20, 2020
This happened. #PortlandProtests
(via The Daily Beast)