American News Aug 8, 2021 2:15 AM EST
Antifa, carrying shields and weapons, attacked a gaggle of Christians, together with younger children, who had been congregating in Portland.
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A big group of Antifa carrying shields and melee weapons attacked a gaggle of Evangelical Christians congregating for a prayer and worship event at the waterfront in downtown Portland, Ore. Video recorded at the scene confirmed children and families operating away as black-clad Antifa militants tore aside the sound gear and assaulted attendees with pepper spray and projectiles.
The event was introduced final month by a Christian ministry that includes firebrand Canadian preacher Artur Pawlowski. The Calgary pastor gained notoriety earlier this yr for talking out towards lockdown measures that focused locations of worship. In response to the announcement of the worship event, Portland Antifa teams and activists on Twitter organized a direct motion.
“Welcome to Portland, you won’t like it here, pastor,” tweeted Portland Antifa member Melissa Lewis.
Shocking video recorded at the violent event present dozens of armed Antifa members in black bloc and riot gear shifting in to bodily confront attendees of the event. One of the Antifa members sprayed a congregant with an unidentified, gas-like substance that’s suspected to be pepper spray. The congregation took a number of steps again to keep away from damage.
“Where is your god now?” an Antifa member could be heard saying in the video. After pulling aside the sound system, the Antifa toss the gear into the Willamette River.
A girl could be seen panicking as she and her fellow parishioners backed away to keep away from additional altercation.
“They threw a flash bomb into a group of kids,” mentioned a feminine attendee who spoke to a videographer at the scene whereas the injured had been being handled. An Antifa account on Twitter later posted that they stole the Christian attendees’ meals and water.
Saturday’s assault follows a string of assaults on Christian homes of worship in Portland by Antifa.
The Post Millennial can verify that the Portland police division didn’t make any arrests and had no interactions with both group. The Portland mayor’s workplace has been reached for remark.
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