A black woman crashed a Portland press conference by far-left group Don't Shoot PDX, an organization that supports violence, on Friday ahead of Antifa's announced direct action planned to take place in the city over the weekend.
She alleges that her children were assaulted with pepper spray and almost hit with fireworks launched by Antifa at a worship service in Portland when far-left militants appeared at the demonstration to attack the Christian event-goers.
"White supremacy is not the problem. Proud Boys were not the problem. Antifa black bloc were the ones who threw bombs, mortars, and pepper spray at me and my children," the black mother says in the video, interrupting the filmed presser.
Two weeks ago, a large group of Antifa carrying shields and melee weapons attacked a crowd of Evangelical Christians congregating for a prayer and worship event at the waterfront in downtown Portland. Video recorded at the scene showed children and families running away as Antifa militants in black bloc tore apart the sound equipment and assaulted attendees with pepper spray and projectiles.
She says her eight-year-old daughter was nearly hit in the face two weeks ago with an explosive by black-clad individuals attacking the woman's family. "It is not the Proud Boys! And you, the city of Portland, and everyone who supports them needs to know this. My black children were almost hit with bombs and mortars. My nine-year-old son was drenched in pepper gas thrown by Antifa!" she says to the crowd.
"Boy, if black lives matter to you, you better back up!" the black woman shouts at the man standing next to her in a red "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt who had placed a hand on her shoulder. "He's deaf!" the crowd yells at her, defending the man, identified as Portland City Council candidate Philip J. Wolfe, who was speaking earlier from behind the podium in American Sign Language.
She continues to point fingers at members of the press in the audience. "You, you, you, and you are the problem! Every single local news station denied my story! You rejected it in favor of one man with an airsoft gun," the woman tells the reporters.
The woman states that no Proud Boys were present that day. She says that Antifa's forces marched in to counter the event, shouting "Hail Satan" and "Where's your God now?" A man in the crowd wearing an Antifa mask responds: "Bullsh*t."
She goes on to recount how a gay Asian man, presumably The Post Millennial's editor-at-large Andy Ngo, was beaten and stalked by Antifa in Portland's streets.
"Stop Asian Hate! Stop Black Hate! The Proud Boys were invented because Antifa was the one who was terrorizing us," she yells at the journalists.
She says that Antifa have been trying to get her husband fired from his job, which would make the 10 black members of the woman's one-income family destitute.
The black woman also calls out Portland-based Antifa member Brandon Dustin Ferreira who jeers that her husband is "extremely dangerous."
She recalls when a transgender woman was robbed during the consecutive Antifa riots in August 2020. Antifa rioters stole the transgender victim's skateboard and backpack before violently attacking her. After pleading for her belongings, the trans woman was left sobbing on the sidewalk and threatening to commit suicide.
The black mother also lambasts from the stage the leftist white woman who sneered at her. "The worst kind are the white liberal women who look at me in disdain. And I'm not saying all of you. This woman here is one of the worst kind," she motions to the white woman who accosts her mid-speech.
"If every single one of these news outlets hadn't denied my story, I wouldn't be standing here today," the black woman declares.
She reiterates that "Antifa is the one who has spray painted in my kid's face, drenched us in pepper spray, and tried to kill us."
The woman blasts progressive Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt for not prosecuting the violent far-left Antifa rioters who were re-arrested over and over again last year. "Mike Schmidt is white supremacy. And he is dangerous just like Antifa," she concludes. "Get it right," the woman tells the press.
The joint press conference on Friday morning in northwest Portland was also co-led, in addition to Don't Shoot PDX, by the Oregon Justice Resource Center as well as United Mutual Aid. The event was held at Holding Contemporary, an art gallery that is also hosting an exhibit featuring some of the work of Don't Shoot PDX.
Last year, Don't Shoot PDX's president stood in front of the besieged courthouse and exclaimed, "F— the peaceful protests!" Don't Shoot PDX president Tai Carpenter, daughter of group founder Teressa Raiford, encouraged violence by shouting, "There's no f—king such thing as peaceful protest. That is an exercise in All Lives Matter bullsh*t, and it's not gonna stand. There is no peaceful protest!"
Antifa accounts in Portland are warning press to not film or photograph rioters at the planned Antifascist Action at the Salmon Street Springs water fountain in Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday. The city is bracing for violence once again and Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell has signaled that local law enforcement won't intervene to protect residents from the riotous activity.
"You should not expect to see police officers standing in the middle of the crowd trying to keep people apart. People should keep themselves apart and avoid physical confrontation," Lovell stated via PPB press release.
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