Protesters can often be heard chanting, “Stay together, stay tight! We do this every night” in the streets of downtown Portland. The second half of the slogan is especially fitting as the riots continued for the 41st consecutive night Wednesday in downtown Portland.
Terry Schrunk Plaza was the scene of a loose gathering of about 100 people Terry Schrunk Plaza on Wednesday evening. A group of federal police officers ran through the area at about 9:30 p.m. and some protesters claimed the officers used pepper spray. Others said the officers were responding to someone using a laser. The scene quickly cleared. It’s unclear at this time whether any arrests were made.
There was a moment where a gun owner probably saved his life by pulling out his gun while the police stayed away!
Here’s another angle of the shooting:
BREAKING: SHOTS FIRED FROM CAR AT #PortlandProtest!
— Chad of the CHAZ (@RealSaleemJuma) July 9, 2020
And one more video of the incident:
They parked in front of the stag statue base then drove off and fired multiple shots into the air from a revolver. pic.twitter.com/Lrgubp4td0
— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) July 9, 2020
The Portland PD did nothing while these rioters were attacking the vehicle! Riots were declared four nights last week. Dozens of people have been arrested by Portland police and at least seven people now face federal charges.
During a press conference Wednesday, Deputy Chief Chris Davis was asked about the criteria for declaring a riot. Legally, a riot occurs when there are “six or more persons engaging in tumultuous and violent conduct and thereby intentionally or recklessly creating a grave risk of causing public alarm, excluding persons who are engaged in passive resistance,” Davis said. In application, though, the bureau doesn’t normally declare a riot until conduct goes far beyond what’s described in Oregon law, he added.
“Sustained barrage of hazardous things thrown, fires, that kind of behavior,” Davis said. “We’re really looking more at it in terms of life safety risks.”
The police will do nothing but for a people that are proud supporters of the second amendment there is always an option, sometimes just shooting in the air can teach the rioters a lesson, next time he could shot them instead shooting in the air!