The Oregonian newspaper recently wrote an article in which they said the city of Portland was having difficulty getting a grip on protestors because of social media. Social media or not, the city of Portland is just having a problem with protesters, period.
This past week, the Generational Resistance Twitter handle promoted Sunday nights’ “Day of Rage” in Portland. The event resulted in statues being toppled and damage to buildings and property in the city. The Oregonian said it reached out to Generational Resistance members, who then issued a statement through their twitter handle on Monday which read, “We stand to decolonize ourselves and decolonize society by working to abolish colonial systems rooted in racism and build community rooted in liberation.”
Statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt were toppled in the Sunday night protest. The crowd smashed windows at the Oregon Historical Society and later took their path of destruction to Portland State University Campus Public Safety office.
Portland has struggled with almost nightly protests that have literally lasted for months in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
President Trump responded to the news of the “Day of Rage” in Portland with a tweet on Columbus Day, “The Radical Left fools in Portland don’t want any help from real Law Enforcement which we will provide instantaneously. Vote!”
Trump followed that tweet by condemning the leadership of cities still struggling with destruction, “Put these animals in jail, now. The Radical Left only knows how to take advantage of very dumb “leadership” fools. This is Biden! Law & Order!”