Portland parade canceled after protesters threaten to rough up Republicans
Protesters in Portland, Oregon, have gone from blocking streets and disrupting City Council meetings to threatening to rough up Republicans, and James Buchal is sick of it.
The chairman of the Multnomah County Republican Party, Mr. Buchal accused city officials of kowtowing to “domestic terrorism” after an annual parade was canceled over a warning from radicals who said they would wreck the event unless Republicans were excluded.
“[O]nce again, local civic leaders didn’t do enough to prevent organized gangs of criminal thugs from running rampant in the city,” Mr. Buchal said Wednesday in a statement. “According to the criminal elements, they control the streets of Portland.”
Organizers of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade scrapped the Saturday event after receiving an anonymous email offering a choice: Either bar the Multnomah County Republicans or “we will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade into the middle and drag and push those people out.”
“You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely,” said the email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
what a week for the lefties… first there was all that crazy bullshit with Ann Coulter being threatened and cancelling her talk at Berkley, rightfully raising lots of questions about our first amendment right to free speech… she should’ve been welcomed with open arms, even if many of the students didn’t like or agree with what she had to say… at least sit down, be quiet, and listen to what she says first… then you can argue and debate — that’s a good and healthy thing, especially for any democracy.
then today i read about this rose parade being cancelled because a local “anti-fascist” liberal group in oregon threatened to mob and beat up people in a fucking rose parade because some republicans are involved? are you fucking serious?!
first thing it reminded me of was the “brown coats” in early 1930’s germany… gangs running around, beating people up, and threatening violence against other people and groups to keep them quiet — seriously, think about it for a second.