When you continuously play with matches, and play it off like you’re not trying to start fires, don’t be surprised when you eventually get burned. If you’re a rioter masquerading as what the radical media call “peaceful protesters,” you also shouldn’t be that surprised when the feds show up wanting answers from you. Sorry. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
According to reports from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), federal law enforcement officers dressed camouflage, helmets and masks have showed up in Portland, Oregon — the usual center for far-left activity in the Pacific Northwest — and have begun to round up suspected rioters in the area.
Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14. Personal accounts and multiple videos posted online show the officers driving up to people, detaining individuals with no explanation of why they are being arrested, and driving off.
The tactic appears to be another escalation in federal force deployed on Portland city streets, as federal officials and President Donald Trump have said they plan to “quell” nightly protests outside the federal courthouse and Multnomah County Justice Center that have lasted for more than six weeks.
The actions of federal officers began to surface around the same time President Donald Trump made comments during a Facebook roundtable on Monday where he said that “Portland was totally out of control.”
“Portland was totally out of control, and they went in, and I guess we have many people right now in jail,” Trump said. “We very much quelled it, and if it starts again, we’ll quell it again very easily. It’s not hard to do, if you know what you’re doing.”
Video of one instance of federal officers grabbing what looks like a black bloc antifa agitator who didn’t resist authorities in the least when being apprehended.
That’s one way to do it.
The Daily Wire posted a Department of Homeland Security list that gave every instance of violence “caused by the leftist rioters” in Portland from May 29 through July 15. During that time, 91 instances of violence were noted by authorities.