Portland Journalist: Police Allowed Antifa Protesters to Block Off Streets, Confront Drivers
Portland journalist Andy Ngo told Tucker Carlson Tuesday night that police officers in the city were afraid of "inflaming" the leftist protests over the weekend.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched in the city's streets on Saturday after the fatal police shooting of Patrick K. Kimmons.
Videos of Antifa activists show them directing traffic, shouting profanities at drivers and even chasing down a car and smashing its windows.
— Brandon Farley (@FarleyFilms) October 7, 2018
Ngo, a resident of Portland, said on Tuesday that activist group Don't Shoot Portland organized the contentious street protest.
He told Carlson that police largely take a "hands-off" approach when it comes to protesters.
"Demonstrators were allowed to take over a street ... while police looked on from a block away because they were afraid of inflaming the situation," he said.
Some of the anarchists reportedly cursed at an older male driver, accusing him of being in the KKK because he had a North Carolina license plate.
Protesters blocked the road and directed traffic where to go during the #PatrickKimmons vigil. Needless to say, it went off without a hitch.
[October 6th - 6pm - SW 4th and Harvey Milk st.]
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— Brandon Farley (@FarleyFilms) October 8, 2018
Ngo also said that as far as he knew, Democratic leaders in Portland didn't denounce Saturday's events and that there's been a dereliction of duty on the part of Mayor Ted Wheeler (D).
Earlier this year, Antifa protesters occupied the city's ICE headquarters and harassed employees, even briefly replacing the American flag with a protest flag.
Watch the interview above from Tucker Carlson Tonight.