Updated @ 6:45AM with more video footage and PPB Press Release
Updated @ 8:50AM with more video footage
Please be aware that the footage below contains graphic content.
Reports have been flooding twitter and social media after video emerged of BLM/Antifa “Protesters” surrounding, attacking and eventually brutally assaulting a man in the streets of Portland overnight.
The videos, available below, show a crowd of “protesters” apparently harassing a couple as they walk down the sidewalk in downtown. The female can be heard yelling ” we’re just walking down the street and they started attacking us ” as they are followed by the crowd. Eventually, the male is assaulted by multiple members of the mob.
Another video shows what appears to be the same crowd attacking another group of people, with the sound of tasers crackling the air and groups of people fighting. In the background of this video, you can see the white ford f-150 with a blue camper shell, a white male can also be seen coming between “protesters” and a person that has just been assaulted and had their back pack stolen.
Update: PP staff located video taken as BLM/Antifa rioters threaten a black man that confronts them for their assaults’ of a suicidal trans man. Rioter’s can be heard saying “We out here for black lives matter, fuck these white cunts”.
The next video picks up as the white male has now entered the f150 and in what has become an ever more common scene in these riots, we see the truck surrounded and attacked by the BLM/Antifa mob. Rioters go so far as to open the door of the truck before the gentlemen decides to drive forward down the street. After gaining some distance, his forward progress is stopped by a black car, causing him to reverse. The mob can be seen running towards the truck. The truck takes off again, leading to an accident.
As of right now, PP staff have not been able to locate video footage spanning the end of the 3rd video and the start of the 4th.
Update: PP staff have been forwarded video showing the moments right after the truck crashed, with BLM/Antifa activist throwing flares and fireworks under the truck as the driver is removed and physically stopped from re-entering his truck even as he clearly ask for help.
Update: PP staff have been able to locate additional footage that appears to be from directly after the crash and the mob removing the man from the vehicle. It unfortunately shows the victim being attacked repeatedly by the attacker while attempting to make a call for help all while surrounded by a mob of BLM/Antifa protesters.
With the Ford truck now crashed, the 4th video starts as we see the white male from earlier sitting in the middle of the road, obviously stunned from the accident. An individual can be seen restraining and removing an individual then releasing him.
The next part of this video, is documentation of the most despicable act we’ve seen come from these protest. An individual can clearly be seen taking a running start, approaching the white male from the back and side and kicking him in the head with his full power. The impact knocks the phone out of the mans hand, sending him backwards into the concrete where he then lays unconscious. The individual then returns to stand over and taunt his victim as stunned onlookers gasp. BLM/Antifa “medics”, who are from our experience often merely first-aid certified people with home made med kits, can be seen coming to the aid of the man.
Update: PP staff has been able to locate more video showing the victim after the attack as well as BLM/Antifa attacker further taunting his victim. Be advised, this footage is graphic.
The final video picks up shortly after as the well-intentioned “medics” attempt to protect and aid the unconscious man.
As of the time of writing this article, the condition of the victim is unknown.
Update: The Portland Police Bureau released the following press release in regards to this attack, though it seems mostly to try an explain why it took so long to respond to the scene of the attack.
At 10:27p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an injury accident at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street. The report said protesters were chasing the truck before it crashed, and they assaulted the driver after the crash. Officers encounters a hostile crowd and a squad from the Rapid Response Team (RRT) responded to help secure the scene while the investigation was underway. The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The incident is under investigation and no arrests have been made.Portland Portland Police Bureau Press Release – August 17, 2020 02:22AM PDT
The press release can be read in its entirety on the Portland Police Bureau Website.
Update: PP staff has received video of the police fending off a crowd in downtown Portland as the victims vehicle is towed away. Protesters in the crowd can be heard claiming the PPB is helping the white supremacist.
Various news sources are reporting that internet users, including 4chan, have identified the attacker as one Keese Love, linking to his Facebook profile. If correct, his profile shows him as a ramp agent at PDX International Airport and a Club DJ.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.