PORTLAND: Thug Shoots Man at Anti-Trump Protest [VIDEOS]

screen-shot-2016-11-12-at-9-15-22-amThis is chaos. If you think Hillary supporters want to spread love and peace and that they would never use firearms, think again. They might be against the Second Amendment but they will still abuse the right it gives us. They are abusing all our rights.

By Jim Ryan

UPDATE: Protester shot during Portland’s 4th round of anti-Trump demonstrations


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2:13 a.m.: No crowds are reported downtown, and police say the protest has effectively ended. The updates on arrests and other details will be released Saturday afternoon.

2:03 a.m.: Police released a statement confirming the man was injured during the protest march but suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening. The victim, whom police did not identify, was taken to a hospital. The release said a confrontation occurred between occupants of a gray or silver sedan on the bridge and a protester. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple times, injuring the victim. The suspect fled. Police are interviewing several witnesses, and they ask anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information to call the police non-emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

2:01 a.m.: Witness Cameron Whitten’s Facebook Live video (warning: graphic content):

Video provided courtesy of Cameron Whitten

2 a.m.: Most protesters have dispersed as police continue to investigate.

1:42 a.m.: An unidentified man who said he witnessed the shooting tells The Oregonian/OregonLive that the victim was shot in the leg. Police have not confirmed nor provided a condition on the injured man.

1:32 a.m.: Police say possible suspect in shooting was described as a thin man in his late teens, 5-foot-8, wearing black, dark hoodie and saggy blue jeans.

1:13 a.m.: Cameron Whitten, 25, a Portland community advocate, told an Oregonian/OregonLive reporter he witnessed the shooting. He said protesters were traveling across the bridge westbound, and a car with multiple occupants in it was traveling east. One person was holding a gun, Whitten said. Multiple people got out of the car, got back in, then they drove a short distance. Multiple people get back out of the car, and one person fired into the air, then shot a demonstrator in the lower body, Whitten said. His account has not been independently confirmed. Officers have cleared the bridge, and several police vehicles are on the bridge. That area of the bridge is considered a crime scene, and officers in riot gear are blocking access to the bridge.

1:01 a.m.: Police confirm a man has been shot. It is not officer-involved. Police are asking anyone who witnessed it to stay and speak with police but all others to leave area. They are looking for a vehicle. No details on the vehicle.

12:56 a.m.: A man is down at the east end of the Morrison Bridge. Pops were heard, possibly shots, but no confirmation. Numerous police units are reponding.

12:44 a.m.: A second try at crossing the Morrison Bridge proves successful. The group is headed across it back toward downtown.

12:36 a.m.: A right turn and the group is heading south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

12:26 a.m.: Protesters are marching across the Burnside Bridge. One was seeing graffiting a tower on the bridge with a caricature of Donald Trump. Police are not in sight.

12:13 a.m.: A couple turns later, the group is heading east on Burnside near Broadway. They are blocking traffic in both directions.

Midnight: The crowd is on the move again, heading north on 4th then west on Southwest Washington Street.

11:55 p.m.: Much of the crowd meandered slowly back south along Broadway, and now several hundred people have clustered near 4th and Madison. Officers are a block east, blocking Hawthorne Bridge access. Things are relatively quiet.

11:18 p.m.: The Oregonian/OregonLive reporting that Southwest Stark Street and Sixth Avenue has been largely cleared of protesters. Multiple reports of a Starbucks with a window broke on Washington Street. Largest crowds seem to have dispersed.

11:12 p.m.: Police deploy more flash bang grenades at protesters near Sixth and Stark. At least a half-dozen grenades deployed.

11:07 p.m.: Faceoff continues at Fourth and Stark.

10:51 p.m.: ODOT reports that all Portland area freeways have been reopened. The I-5 southbound exit to the Morrison Bridge remains closed.

10:38 p.m.: Portland police report one group of protesters heading east on Burnside. Warn motorists to stay calm.

10:32 p.m.:  Police warn of protest activity at 15th and Morrison.

10:22 p.m. Crowd at Fourth and Stark. Police say leave the area now or be subject to arrest. Police deploy high pitched whistle to try to disperse the crowd, which cheers when the noise stops. At least one protester detained.

10:18 p.m.: Many in crowd flashing peace signs and wearing masks covering their faces. They are shouting “peaceful protest” as police continue to warn them they will be arrested.

10:13 p.m. Crowd still gathered, this time at Southwest Fourth and Morrison. Police form a line and continue to advance on the crowd heading north.

10 p.m.: Some protesters were on the Burnside Bridge and police were warning the public to stay away. Vehicles were inching through the police line.

9:54 p.m.: Police tweet that unless crowd disperses tear gas will be deployed. They also say “First-aid for CS gas is fresh air and water.”

9:50 p.m.: Police tweeted that they acted because of “burning projectiles being thrown at officers.”


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