A woman carrying an American flag at a conservative protest in Portland, Oregon was attacked yesterday by cowardly Antifa members and eventually pulled to the ground by her hair in a vicious assault.
The video was reported by The Post Millennial’s Andy Ngo and shows the woman—whom he describes as a woman of color—in a struggle with an Antifa member as she refuses to let go of her flag.
There was a conservative protest today in downtown Portland. Antifa came to attack the attendees. As they were leaving, antifa tried to steal a woman’s US flag (she’s a person of color). She refused to let go & they pulled her to ground by her hair. She still didn’t let go. pic.twitter.com/AjM4pIPTGy
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 5, 2020
The woman is eventually dragged to the ground by her hair. Her fellow conservative protesters rushed to her defense and the two sides clashed as the woman was able to get away from her attackers.
The Post Millennial writes:
Members of law enforcement did not appear to be anywhere in sight. Portland has been the site of ongoing rioting and protests since late May. Neither Mayor Ted Wheeler nor Oregonian Governor Kate Brown have taken charge of the city, but have instead allowed riots to continue unabated.
Many of those arrested at riots are instantly released back into the community. Both Wheeler and Brown have rejected offers of federal help, despite their inability to contain the violence.
Affluent Chicagoans Fleeing Due to Leadership Inability to Calm BLM Violence
Many people, including President Trump himself, noted during their Republican National Convention speeches that Democratic-run cities are experiencing violence and looting, as the leaders whose policies are to blame are safely hidden in privileged areas. However, areas like Chicago have become so bad, affluent neighborhoods are no longer safe and citizens are getting out of dodge.
“Incidents of widespread looting and soaring homicide figures in Chicago have made national news during an already tumultuous year,” writes the Chicago Tribune. “As a result, some say residents in affluent neighborhoods downtown, and on the North Side, no longer feel safe in the city’s epicenter and are looking to move away.”
Liberal leadership has been unsuccessful at subduing violence from the Black Lives Matter’s highjacked movement. With no end of destruction in sight and spontaneous eruptions of violence, while residents say “they understand why protesters and rioters have poured onto the streets of downtown, and some acknowledge that crime is worse in other parts of Chicago” they still want out reports the Chicago Tribune.
Some people “agree with protesters that something systemic needs to be changed” but they “don’t want to wait it out here in the city, fearful of stepping outside at night and hoping for things to maybe get better.” A 30-year-old nurse who lives in the River North area said, “not to make it all about us; the whole world is suffering…but I do think that I’ve never had to think about my own safety in this way before.”
Hopefully, this will be a lesson to Chicagoans and similar cities, that they need to vote out their Democratic leadership who refuse to stand up to the violent protesters and also refuse to accept help and assistance offered directly from President Trump. 60-year-old Neil Spun has lived in Chicago for over half his life and is deeply conflicted about moving. A state worker, Spun said “there have been rights before, and looting. It just seems to me now that the city isn’t doing anything about it. I don’t see this getting any better, and so I’d like to leave.” Residents would be far better off voting in new leadership instead of succumbing to liberal policies that change their communities beyond recognition.
Bye-Bye Biker: Cyclist Quinn Simmons suspended for pro-Trump Tweets
“Divisive, incendiary, and detrimental”
An up-and-coming American cyclist has been suspended from his racing team for supporting President Trump on Twitter.
Quinn Simmons, 19, was temporarily taken off the team by the Trek-Segafredo team after getting involved in an online exchange with a Dutch journalist Wednesday.
Simmons, who joined the World Tour team this year after winning the junior road world championship last year, responded to an anti-Trump tweet by cycling journalist Jose Been:
“My dear American friends, I hope this horrible presidency ends for you,” Been posted. “And for us as (former?) allies too. If you follow me and support Trump, you can go. There is zero excuse to follow or vote for the vile, horrible man.”
Simmons fired back.
The cyclist tweeted “Bye” with an emoji of a dark-skinned waving hand, according to ABC News, via the New York Post.
When another user replied, “Apparently a Trumper,” Simmons tweeted back in support of the president.
The team announced Wednesday via Twitter that it had suspended Simmons.
“Trek-Segafredo is an organization that values inclusivity and supports more diverse and equitable sports for all athletes. While we support the right to free speech, we will hold people accountable for their words and actions. Regrettably, team rider Quinn Simmons made statements online that we feel are divisive, incendiary, and detrimental to the team, professional cycling, its fans and the positive future we hope to help create for the sport. In response, he will not be racing for Trek-Segafredo until further notice.”
Statement from Trek-Segafredo and Quinn Simmons. pic.twitter.com/WvtK9htYWN
— Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) October 1, 2020
But, this move by the team doesn’t seem like supporting the right to free speech…merely the opposite.
Been deleted his original post and said he felt “horrible about the situation and terrible for @QuinnSimmons9 to miss his beloved classics.”
“To suspend him would never be my choice,” Been added, according to the New York Post.
Been’s account has since been deleted.