Lawmaker slams Portland inaction on antifa, Proud Boys brawl
East Multnomah County’s state senator blasted a “meaningless and ineffective gesture” made by the city of Portland earlier this month as violence erupted in Portland in a clash between the left and right.
“What happened last Sunday was a frightening and dangerous situation,” wrote Sen. Chris Gorsek, D-Troutdale. “This was a political decision made by city leadership, not some rogue police officers on the street.”
While Portland leaders and Mayor Ted Wheeler called for the two sides to “choose love,” things instead devolved to fireworks exploding, pepper spray and projectiles filling the air, and combatants firing paintball and airsoft guns.