The fascists know that we'll keep shutting their marches down, they are now planning to march within other parades to protect their message of hate and white supremacy - it WON'T work. Nazis will not march through Portland.The inability to distinguish Democrats from Communists, or Republicans from Nazis, is a serious mental error that seems to be all too common in our partisan age. But I'll keep saying it until I run out of breath: if you cannot live with your political opponents, you cannot have democracy.
The group we're disrupting is #67. It is registered to the Multnomah County Republicans, but these infiltrators are the same folks from Lake Oswego, Salem, Vancouver, and even Berkeley. These are the folks that attacked a woman at PDX, they harassed Latinx parishioners with slurs and threats at a local church, they spew hate, threaten and curse young women at women's health clinics. They seek to intimidate and harass our Latinx, Muslim and LGBTQ+ neighbors and friends. Their Trump flags, their red MAGA hats and their hate group badges are all intended to normalize support for an orange man who bragged about sexually harassing women and who is waging a war of hate, racism and prejudice against our Muslim, Latinx, Black and Native neighbors. They will attempt to march from the Eastport Plaza to Yamhill, but nazis will not march through our city.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Rage in Portland
The organizers of Portland's Avenue of Roses Parade cancelled this year's event because of a threat of violence against one of the marching organizations, the Republican Party of Multonomah County. A threatening email was sent to the organizers, and a local weekly paper found this post on the Facebook page of a left-wing protest group: