‘I’m Not Sad That A Fu*cking Fascist Died Tonight’: Left-Wing Portland Protesters Celebrate Murder Of Trump Supporter

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    ‘Our community held its own and took out the trash’

    (Infowars) – An alleged Trump supporter was shot dead in Portland late on Saturday as protesters from rival groups clashed in the northwest U.S. city, which has seen frequent demonstrations for months that have at times turned violent. Sounds of gunfire were heard in the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street, according to the spokesman’s statement.

    Police said in statements that both the death and protest violence occurred in downtown Portland. However, they did not immediately link the shooting death to the protests.

    “(Police) responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased,” a Portland police spokesman said in an emailed statement. A Homicide Investigation is underway.”

    The police said they were not currently releasing suspect information.

    The New York Times and the Oregonian newspapers reported that a large group of supporters of President Donald Trump had traveled in a caravan through downtown Portland, with a pro-Trump gathering drawing hundreds of trucks full of supporters into the city. The Times cited two unidentified witnesses as saying a small group of people got into an argument with other people in a vehicle and someone opened fire.

    The man who was shot and killed was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group based in Portland that has clashed with protesters in the past, according to the New York Times. Reuters could not independently verify this.

    When asked by Reuters if the shooting was related to clashes between rival protesters in the same area, the spokesman said “it is too early in the investigation to draw those kinds of conclusions”.

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    Update: (0300ET): Portland protesters are now celebrating the man’s death:

    A large effort is underway to identify the shooter, which – if he’s the man in the below clip (unconfirmed), was misidentified as a black male earlier in the evening.

    Meanwhile, Twitter is full of hot takes and condolences:

    Meanwhile, “We burn them the fuck down”.

    Video:

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    A man was shot in the chest and killed in downtown Portland Saturday night as violence broke out across the city between a participants in a pro-Trump caravan and a protest organized by several opposing groups, including Antifa.

    Police are investigating the incident which occurred at around 8:45 p.m. when officers responded to the sound of gunfire.

    According to The Oregonian, police found “camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, which commonly indicate support for law enforcement, while the New York Times reports that he was “wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer,” a right-wing group which has had frequent altercations with Antifa over the past several years.

    Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson showed up to the scene of the shooting, and was promptly chased down the street by protesters. Gibson took refuge in a gas station.

    Police eventually cleared the scene.

    Earlier in the day, pro-Trump supporters and left-wing protesters squared off. At one point, a man reportedly filming the license plates of conservative attendees was beaten. As he falls, you can see his arms fly straight forward in the ‘fencing response,’ suggesting possible brain damage. He was later interviewed speaking coherently, however.

    Flashback Video: PATRIOTS Stand Up To Portland ANTIFA

    Featured image credit: @CommonSenseNPW/Twitter

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