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President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.”
Social media disinformation, right-wing news outlets and even some of the nation’s most powerful leaders have stirred up a new boogeyman for many Americans to fear: antifa
Knezovich remains devoted to this explanation though it has not, so far, been buttressed by the public evidence. It has prompted a measure of skepticism and scoffing that was ramped up during a recent dispute over his agency’s arrest, at a Black Lives Matter demonstration, of a local Democratic Socialist activist on a seven-year-old warrant from another county.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich defended his office's arrest of a political protester Tuesday, citing an outstanding felony warrant. While the arrest wasn't political, the sheriff said, the views that Jeremy Logan espoused represent a dangerous shift in left-leaning groups in the region and nationwide.
Friday was supposed to be Aaron “Jay” Danielson’s 40th birthday.
The man believed to have fatally shot a supporter of President Donald Trump following skirmishes between Black Lives Matter protesters and a pro-Trump caravan in Portland, Oregon, was a regular at the demonstrations that have roiled the Northwest city for months.
Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and the killing of a supporter of President Donald Trump.
A Spokane family’s camping trip in Western Washington became a nightmarish experience when armed locals accused them of being leftwing extremists.
While demonstrators and armed people have peacefully coexisted on the streets of Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, there are public rumblings that the presence of both may be heightening the tension for people who are just now emerging from stay-home orders.
In the days since President Donald Trump blamed antifa activists for an eruption of violence at protests over police killings of Black people, social media has lit up with false rumors that the far-left-leaning group is transporting people to wreak havoc on cities.
Us is all of us, like it or not. At this moment of extraordinary national tension, so full of the potential for violence, so fractured at the core, so full of venom and incitement radiating from the White House, and so vilely attended by bigoted online calls to shoot protesters or run them over, us versus them is a disastrous formulation.
A U.S. Army soldier shared bomb-making instructions online and also discussed killing activists and bombing a news network, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.
Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland.
“Our intel suggests it is being held outside Spokane County,” said a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’ll discuss ways to better control future protests by left- and right-wing groups with police, business, community and civil rights leaders.
Competing demonstrations spilled into the streets of downtown Portland, with fights breaking out in places Saturday afternoon.
Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators.
Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland deployed “flash bang” devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters.
Portland is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city.
Violent skirmishes erupted in Portland, Oregon, between a right-wing group and anti-fascists who have previously clashed across the Pacific Northwest, leading to injuries and arrests.