Antifa Militants Violently Disrupt Patriotic Event in Portland, Establish ‘Autonomous Zone’

(The Post Millennial) Antifa militants violently disrupted a right-wing event in Portland, Oregon on Sunday and instigated various acts of violence which led to clashes between opposing groups, according to reports.

Hundreds of black bloc Antifa arrived at Portland’s Waterfront Park on Sunday to counter-protest the “Summer of Love: Patriots Spreading Love not Hate” event which was scheduled to begin at 2 PM.

However, the right-wing group moved to a different location at an abandoned K-Mart parking lot in NE Portland to escape threats of violence.

Many members of Antifa were armed with various different weapons. Reports indicate that that two members were seen with AR-15’s and SKS rifles.

The Portland Police Bureau announced Friday in a press release that law enforcement officers would not be intervening to protect residents from the riotous activity expected to take place.

In addition, Antifa committed acts of violence towards a street preacher, members of the press, and assaulted a homeless man that had a “don’t tread on me” bumper sticker on his car.

Once the opposing groups dispersed, Antifa erected an “autonomous zone” at Salmon Springs Park in Downtown Portland. 

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