Members of the notoriously violent group, Antifa, held another protest in Portland, Oregon on Saturday afternoon where they attacked conservatives, beat pedestrians in the area, and taunted and mocked law enforcement officers.
BizPac Review reports the Antifa activists—going right up to the local law enforcement officers and telling them to shoot themselves—comes amid a spike of cop suicides over the year:
“Last year, more cops died by suicide than in the line of duty!” one activist yelled. “It’s because you all know your job is morally inept and ethically bankrupt. You know you’re a parasite, so shoot yourselves! Suicide is the only way out!”
“You’re perpetuating a system of white supremacy as a white or as a non-white … Now, don’t be upset that they won’t hire smart people. Don’t be upset. It’s the process of the system of white supremacists to use the low IQ to fight their ways,” he said.
These remarks were made amid a disturbing rise in nationwide cop suicides. According to data by Blue H.E.L.P., a nonprofit organization that advocates for mental health services for law enforcement, cop suicides this year are already up 24 percent over last year.
Just last week yet another officer — one in New York City — killed himself after 25 years of service.
We are saddened to announce that the NYPD has suffered another tragedy today with the loss of one of our officers to suicide.
To anyone who may be struggling, know that there is support available.
Behind each of these resources are people that care about your well-being. pic.twitter.com/1rYN9mmdUJ
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 15, 2019
President Trump quickly condemned Antifa’s actions at the rally and said “major consideration is being given to naming Antifa an ‘organization of terror.'”
Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.” Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2019
BizPac Review reports:
As of Sunday morning, not a single mainstream media outlet in the entire nation was reporting on Antifa’s disgusting behavior during the protests. Instead they were falsely portraying the group as “anti-fascists” and seemingly defending the “anti-fascists” from criticism by President Donald Trump.
Antifa in Portland:
– Beats old man unconscious
– Pepper sprays journalist
– Throws objects at conservative's head
– Steals U.S. flag
– Attacks young girl
– Shirtless thug threatens cops
– Breaks windows on school bus
– Assaults people with hammer
Mayor @TedWheeler does NOTHING
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) August 17, 2019
Watch Portland mayor & police commissioner Ted Wheeler get grilled on Fox News about antifa. He struggles to condemn the movement when asked directly about its violent extremism. Full interview: https://t.co/tA3gJId9Zc pic.twitter.com/tLyrlhJFnq
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) August 15, 2019
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler tweeted shortly after the protests: “In light of the recent mass shootings around the country, we prepared for the worst.”
“I am relieved that no lives were lost. Weapons were seized quickly,” he continued in the tweet. “@PortlandPolice did an extraordinary job keeping the peace, protecting life, & responding to violence.”
In light of the recent mass shootings around the country, we prepared for the worst.
I am relieved that no lives were lost. Weapons were seized quickly. @PortlandPolice did an extraordinary job keeping the peace, protecting life, & responding to violence.
We are very grateful.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) August 18, 2019