It appears as though ANTIFA and their affiliated terrorist organizations have successfully established a Portland autonomous zone in the blocks around the now-famous Red House after running off police and sheriffs who had a judge’s order to evict a family from their foreclosed home on Tuesday morning.
Hundreds of protesters have now shown up to hold the area. They’ve set up fortified barricades and have established checkpoints at the entrances. This is despite vichy “mayor” Ted Wheeler vowing to not allow an autonomous zone and authorizing police to use whatever tools necessary to prevent such from happening.
I am authorizing the Portland Police to use all lawful means to end the illegal occupation on North Mississippi Avenue and to hold those violating our community’s laws accountable. There will be no autonomous zone in Portland.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) December 9, 2020
The pretend “police” have declared the area a no-go zone.
This is the area affected by an occupation in the Humboldt neighborhood. Streets are barricaded and there are reports of aggressive behavior by people involved. If at all possible, please avoid the area. Those with homes and businesses here, please use caution. pic.twitter.com/cXXzkXUwhS
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) December 9, 2020
Here’s an overhead shot of the occupied zone:
Instead of actually acting, “Chief” Chuck Lovell took to Twitter to beg the terrorists to stop, and claimed that the terrorists were stockpiling weapons. Grow a pair already, Lovell!
I wanted to say a few words to each of you about activity along North Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/Icq4mpzTAL
— Chief Chuck Lovell (@ChiefCLovell) December 9, 2020
News crews are being assaulted and threatened in broad daylight simply for crossing the border:
Photo I took at the first barricade, a couple minutes before we “entered.” It seemed relatively mellow. pic.twitter.com/40sAFPImE4
— Ric Peavyhouse (@RPeavyhouse) December 8, 2020
Even ANTIFA sympathizers are afraid to take pictures inside the zone:
I just got back from the Red House eviction resistance occupation in North Portland. I'm not showing pictures of the interior, so here is a nearby business.
The barricades there are the best I've seen this year. Huge, thick, and secured together through a variety of mediums. pic.twitter.com/JGHb8mrHVt
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) December 9, 2020
The initial response to police showing up at the “Red House on Mississippi” was frantic and ad hoc, but a day later occupiers appeared determined to hold any incursions at bay.
By Wednesday, they had stockpiled homemade shields and other defensive gear, piled up rocks and bricks and laid down homemade spike strips to puncture the tires of any vehicles that could breach the barricades.
A group of social justice activists have fortified their position at the small red house on North Mississippi Avenue after camping on the property in recent months to support the Kinneys, a Black and Indigenous family who had lived there for decades but lost their home to foreclosure.
Then, said Brad Ness, another longtime neighborhood resident, carloads of protesters arrived, piled onto the street and strapped on body armor and knee pads.
Ness said that, over the hours that followed, he watched as truckloads of wood, car tires, fencing and other materials were unloaded for the fortifications that now block off the street around the red house.
This was after more than three months of complaints associated with the red house and the surrounding area. From September through November, police said they received more than 80 calls about the property, including reports on fights, shots fired, burglary, theft, vandalism, noise, trespassing, threats by people with guns and blocked traffic, sidewalks and access to homes.
Now the occupiers’ blockade stretches at least two-and-a-half blocks, from North Skidmore to Blandena streets, along North Mississippi and Albina avenues, with groups of black-clad guards posted at each intersection.
KOIN6 adds this video report: