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1 shot, killed as Trump supporters, protesters clash in Portland

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Portland protest scene Saturday night, Aug. 29

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said.

It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by protesters in the city’s downtown. An Associated Press freelance photographer heard three gunshots and then observed police medics working on the body of the victim, who appeared to be a white man.

“Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.

Portland has been the site of nightly protests for more than three months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Hundreds have been arrested by local and federal law enforcement and, before the shooting, police made several arrests Saturday and advised residents to avoid the downtown.

The chaotic scene came two days after Trump invoked Portland as a liberal city overrun with violence in a speech at the Republican National Convention as part of his “law and order” re-election campaign theme. The caravan marked the third Saturday in a row that Trump supporters have rallied in the city.

The caravan of Trump supporters had gathered earlier in the day at a nearby mall and drove as a group to the heart of Portland. As they arrived in the city, protesters attempted to stop them by standing in the street and blocking bridges.

Videos from the scene showed sporadic fighting, as well as Trump supporters firing paintball pellets at opponents and using bear spray as counter-protesters threw things at the Trump caravan.

“There have been some instances of violence between demonstrators and counterdemonstrators,” Portland Police said via Twitter. “Officers have intervened and in some cases made arrests.”

The Black Lives Matter demonstrations usually target police buildings and federal buildings. Some protesters have called for reductions in police budgets while the city’s mayor and some in the Black community have decried the violence, saying it’s counterproductive.

Early Saturday morning, fires set outside a police union building that is a frequent site for protests prompted police to declare a riot.

An accelerant was used to ignite a mattress and other debris that was laid against the door of the Portland Police Association building, police said in a statement. At least one dumpster had also been set on fire in the street nearby.

The commotion followed a sit-in in the lobby of the Portland mayor’s condominium building Friday night.

Government-politics / News / Oregon-Northwest

The Associated Press



    1. What if more people are killed during this summer block party ?

      “On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks,” Wheeler wrote in an open letter to Trump Friday. “We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery.”

      The letter continued: “Portlanders are onto you. We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the COVID pandemic. And we know you’ve reached the conclusion that images of violence or vandalism are your only ticket to reelection.”

      Ted Wheeler is a complete failure- politicizing Oregon’s disastrous response to both the corona and the riots… all he’s got is finger pointing ? No solutions !

      Failed Demokkkrat government for all to see.

    1. Only if the gunman is a Trump supporter. If the shooter is ANTIFA, the story dies here. And if you really want to see spin, both the shooter and the victim were ANTIFA.

      1. From the videos floating around it appears this story will be buried. Guy walks right up behind the patriot prayer guy, puts two bullets in him, and runs. Barney wouldn’t post the links to the videos of BLM and Antifa cheering the news but they are easy enough to find.

        1. Liar. This was a “patriot prayer” member who was hunted down and murdered. Two or three Antifa BLM thugs shouted “there’s one right here,”
          To which the shooter replies, “Here?“ right before murdering him.
          Lie all you want defending your murderous cult party. Videos don’t lie.

          1. Prove me a liar dipwad! I said name an ANTIFA murderer and you can’t! should I start naming trump supporter murderers? Let’s start with the newest, I’ll let you guess his name, hint, he’s 17 years old!

    2. Things are just going soooooo well these days under emperor bonespurs if you hare America and Americans.
      Golf and a whore Anyone!!!! Campaign donors are buying!!!! Trump/Putin 2020!!!

  1. Video is already out there . . . victim was wearing a “Proud Boys” hat and the protesters were cheering when it was announced by a member of ANTIFA. The is also a video showing the victim right before he was shot and killed. Don’t believe me Barney . . . ask for my source and I’ll give it to you! Now to see the anti-Trumper’s posting here cheering as well.

        1. You think I keep track of such things? And show me a post you consider “cheering violence” – what story and by whom – and I’ll go review it. But usually it’s certain readers/critics who read that into things, in order to keep up the hate. I have not heard any official do anything but condemn the violence. One can argue, quite easily, they haven’t done enough to STOP it. But to call THAT “cheering violence” is false.

  2. All of this falls on the heads of GOV Brown and Mayor Wheeler.

    The buck stops with leadership and leadership in Oregon and Portland is a FAIL.

  3. So predictable and heart breaking. When is Portland going to find some real leadership and fix the mess it finds itself in? There are going to be more deaths and violence. This is blood on the hands of the city officials.

  4. As always Barney and KTVCCNZ blame Trump. It’s funny how you guys never try to blame the Dems for the anti-Trump, anti-police rioting but are real quick to link COUNTER protesters as aggressors . Keep up the unfair biased news reporting,

  5. Keep voting in brain dead liberals like Wheeler, Kate and all of Oregon’s WDC liberals and this is what Oregon and the rest of the cities will look like.

  6. Mayor Ted Wheeler and Governor Kate Brown need to be insured on murder charges! Trump just offered to take care of it problem and was told no a day or two ago. And stop calling it a protest when antifa has been rioting for quite a while now!

  7. Well there you go KTVZ. Proof of what I have said for many years.
    Look at the poster in the picture. IT SAYS..
    Revolutionary Communist Party of the US
    Protesters? No
    Black lives matter people? No
    Good Moderate Democrats? No
    These are radical neo Communist Anarchists.
    They have planned for decades to have this Revolution… Riots.. Racial divide… White People Bad, Trumps bad. Wake up to the real threat. A Communist Revolution.

      1. You don’t even bother to look at the signs. Or the videos. You better check your programming. People like you are who these groups depend on. Uncritical brainless reactionaries that will be the ones in jail while the leaders of this marxist “revolution” laugh.

      2. The sign is clearly shown in the picture! Google and check it out! Then you can put your tinfoil hat in the microwave for 10 minutes . . .

  8. To BLM supporters who hate America – you don’t win this war. To those who pretend they care about black lives, nobody believes your propaganda. To those who only want to live in peace with their fellow citizens, America will do its best to protect you. As for this nonsense, it will get worse before it gets better. Its pretty simple – “love your neighbor as yourself.”

  9. Wait……I thought Kate brown and mayor wheeler told President Trump they would get the riots under control immediately after President Trump pulled out the federal agents. Looks like it’s just getting worse. So sad Portlanders elected a mayor that can do nothing except let a previously beautiful downtown be destroyed by a bunch of criminals

  10. I believe it was Henry Kissinger who said, “The easiest way to bring about martial law is to make the people demand it”.
    Looks like things are going according to that plan.

  11. Deceptive headline that attempts to hide the identity of “the protesters” (BLM and Antifa). Shame on the media for their constant mind games as they consistently try to manipulate the messaging.

    “Enemy of the people” is the most accurate title ever doled out !

    1. You are such an ignorant and easily manipulated tool. I bet you don’t even understand what fascism means do you? Or that “Antifa” is not a group, it is a movement. That BLM is an idea, and that many o us believe in this idea and we are not rioters. We protest the murder and manipulation of black people in the US. If you deny any of these things, you are a racist or fascist or both. People that use these events for their own criminal efforts, like whomever murdered this person (surely a TRump supporter) or those that are burning down the buildings are the issue. Fox news fans the flames and you eat it up. Grow up man boy.

  12. So this headline is saying that the only people who believe in law enforcement and support the the local people are Trump supporters? And the rioters over the last weeks have suddenly become protesters again? And now the peaceful protests have a death – did they shoot one of their own? wondering since it isn’t plastered everywhere already….

  13. Trump supporter murdered last night by Blm/antifa terrorist. Why is this being allowed and encouraged by the Democrats Mayor and Governor? They are culpably liable for this murder and need to be replaced. to see a crime in progress, to be in charge of public safety and to do nothing to stop the crime makes them part of the crime. Will the democrat’s call in their storm troops. This is not going to end well.

  14. BLM protests are for a good cause but they are playing right into the hands of Donald Trump. The timing is perfect and he will capitalize on it. It is the oldest political play in the book, that is whip up fear and then claim your opponent is soft on crime but you are aren’t. The BLM protesters unwittingly may cause the election to turn in Trump’s favor and if re elected the situation will only get worse for all non whites and very likely badly for anyone who is not a Trump supporter given his lust for power. Please give the cause a rest until after the election folks or you will be sorry.

  15. Shrader,
    You got that right. The dirtbags from ANTIFA & BLM have free reign over the city of Portland just like the journalists that create the narrative to fit their political agenda.

  16. Seems real journalists have identified the Alleged murderer by his large Antifa logo neck tattoo. We shall see if this story gets the light of day. Of course Wheeler and Brown will blame it on everyone else.

  17. No matter which side is to blame, it’s a direct result of the police being prohibited from keeping the peace. Just a taste of what would come from large scale defunding and/or the continued order for police to refrain from making arrests. Yes, police have the power and it’s sometimes abused, but the alternative is so much worse as evidenced in Portland and a few other cities. Can you imagine the power struggle as people come to believe there’s no police to investigate or stop their actions, and therefore no accountability for their crimes. Look at 3rd world countries that have experienced this. Chaos and failure are the only outcomes.

  18. Trump and his followers bring hate every where they go, sadly people like the Proud Boys have found a home in Trump and his people. The good news is they are on there way out and welcome to crawl back under the rocks they have been hiding under pre 2016.

    1. So, your side can protest, destroy, and murder but you place the blame on supporters of President Trump? Did you not read the part where the story says “It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by protesters in the city’s downtown. An Associated Press freelance photographer heard three gunshots and then observed police medics working on the body of the victim, who appeared to be a white man.” The proud boys were peacefully protesting when they were attacked, NOT the other way around. I know, the truth does not fit your agenda but it is there. Why not get old fart Joe to to come to town and stop the protest?

  19. Sorry to hear of a death; I’m amazed it didn’t happen sooner.


    I abhor Trump, but it the mob had’t tried to stop vehicles legally traveling on a public street, this wouldn’t have happened. Trump supporters have First Amendment rights, too, and the Oregon Constitution guarantees freedom of expression. Don’t like Trump or cops, stand on the sidewalk, not the road, and yell as loud and long as you want.

    1. He wasn’t killed in a vehicle. He was walking down a street when they literally hunted him down and shot twice. All on video with the goons yelling that they “found one over here.”

  20. Go full on maxine waters speech leftist anarchists vs rand paul aginst these people in power. It’s good enough for the left to call it out, it’s good enough for me to call it out to be used against THEM. Put the same kind of fear in their minds as they wish to instill on us. Start campaigns against these folks, recall them vote them out run them off….just like they did to Rand Paul and his wife. Enough buffalo’ing from elected officials. Our Founding Fathers were very clear what to do with them

    1. I watched the Rand Paul RNC egress “assault” video. I’ve been jostled harder during Black Friday shopping. My question is, why did Rand choose to walk his wife through a crowd of protesters blocks away from the WH? If not contrived, then just stupid?

  21. It’s always so refreshing to hear the same ignorant garbage from the same people. We get it, you don’t like Kate Brown, you don’t think black people or minority’s should cause problems or protest over decades of abuse, you don’t like liberals or anyone who opposes the idiot president who clearly doesn’t care about you except for your vote, you don’t like that they raised the rent in your trailer park. Got it!

      1. Thanks for making my point. You completely made up that garbage up about condoning murder, do you feel better about your ignorance now? You and the rest of the trolls have no point so you make up your own narrative so pat yourself on the back now (head shakes.

    1. We have absolutely nothing against Black people or minorities protesting! However, we have a major problem with rioting/looting/arson/destruction! Why you can’t understand that is beyond comprehension! We don’t even give a crap about what you think of Trump! We do care about law and order.

  22. Where is “Grandpa Joe” in all of this? IF he is the hero to these people, have him fly in and stop these riots and murders. Has anyone heard word one from him denouncing these riots?

    1. Why would Joe squash his own Biden’s Life Matters rally? The devil doesn’t cast out his own demons. This is the ultimate “progression ” of today’s Dummycrat.. soulless misery.

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