The Weimarization of the US continues to escalate. Apparently, the person killed was some right-wing guy. Who did the killing? A leftist or BLM supporter? The cops? A rival right-winger? A random shooter? An anonymous vigilante?
One man was shot and killed in downtown Portland as dueling demonstrations — one a pro-Trump car caravan and another a counter-protest mounted by various opposing groups — unfolded late Saturday.
Portland police said the man was shot around 8:45 p.m. near Southwest Third Avenue and Alder Street. The agency did not say whether the incident was related to the demonstrations.
The man lay in the street as medics tended to the gunshot wounds. The body remained there after medics left. Next to the body was camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, which commonly indicate support for law enforcement. Police taped off the area.
A photo from the scene published by Getty Images showed the man wearing a hat with a Patriot Prayer logo. The far-right group has been at the center of multiple Portland demonstrations that often culminate in violent clashes.
Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson said he had also seen the photo of the man killed. He did not say whether he knew the person.
“I have to figure out what the hell is going on,” Gibson said Saturday night, before hanging up.