It’s a matter of bad timing. Usually, Antifa can do whatever they please in Portland but the mayor Ted Wheeler is up for reelection and voters are not happy with the violence associated with that domestic terror group.
He has to do something and he needs a few convictions. Now, Antifa has announced that Portland Police have raided the home of one of its members but they refused to name the member. It is believed that the man had been involved in violence during protests in Portland.
This probably means more arrests of Antifa members will be coming through. In the last protest, a total of 13 were arrested. All were Antifa members.
The Antifa ‘Portland General Defense Committee’ has announced that one of their members was raided on Wednesday for rioting, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct.
The group did not name the person who was raided.
In a Facebook post, the “PDX IWW General Defense Committee” wrote:
Earlier today a comrade in Portland had their home raided by the Portland Police in relation to one of the recent demonstrations. The Portland Police detained this activist on charges including rioting, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct. The police seized many items of clothing, some goggles, and walkie talkies. In these situations, remember to get all paperwork from the officers and look it over to ensure they are only taking what is listed on the warrant.
Take pictures of any damage. Do not talk to the police. Once the police have left, or you are released, immediately contact the National Lawyer’s Guild, your comrades, and the GDC (that’s us!) to get the word out. It’s important to communicate about what is going on, and be upfront with your comrades and community about what happened while interacting with the police, and anything you learned in that process. Having your home invaded by the police is terrifying and this is their intent. Lean on your community if this happens. We are stronger and safer when we openly share information and support each other through these experiences.”