CNN reported – that few information and details have been skimmed out of the incident that took place in downtown Portland Saturday night. A clash between the supporters of Donald Trump and the protestors against police resulted in a blood bathe. But the Portland Police has not disclosed any information yet about the victim who was killed in this incident.
Police didn’t suspect anyone just after the shooting but they are inquiring anyone who has witnessed the incident or have any proof against it, soon contact them.
Police Chief Chuck Lovell requested people not to draw out any conclusions about the incident without knowing the truth.
What occurred in Portland, on Saturday night?
The protest was taking place against the racial injustice and police brutality since after the death of George Floyd in May. Even though there have been already 90 consecutive nights for them to protest. Whilst, the protest was ignited again the last weekend by the shooting of a person named Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
A “Trump 2020 Cruise Rally in Portland” started just before in nearby Clackamas, Oregon. In Clackamas, a large group of Trump supporters and cars gathered.
Behind the Rally, cars made a long line of cars, motorcycles, and trucks and headed towards the route that appeared to include the downtown Portland area (according to the image on FB advertisement on the event).
Portland Police knew about the Rally and struggled to keep the caravan away from the way of downtown to prevent any mishap. But one group of the vehicles was able to get into the “downtown core” as reported by Police Chief at a news conference on Sunday.
There’s been news from Police on Twitter that there had been “some instances of violence between demonstrators and counterdemonstrators (on Saturday)”. According to the New York Times’ videos, a fight broke out between the Trump supporters and the Protestors.
Trumps’ supporters could be seen attacking the protestors from the trucks. A man riding in the black pickup holding a blue “Oregon for Trump” flag and an American flag could be seen firing a paintball gun at the protestors in the corner. Men in the black truck were seen releasing some type of spray on the protestors.
Who was the victim then???
The men who fell a victim to this violation and dispute was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group that has disputed with the protestors in the past, according to New York Times reporter Mike Baker.
What did Trump say about the Victim?
Trump said about the dead man on twitter that “Rest in Peace”.
What did one of the witnesses say?
Justin Dunlap, who witnessed the shooting and recorded some of the incidents on his Facebook live stream said, “He didn’t hear much lead up to it”.
Dunlap informed CNN that “I heard like three seconds of yelling and saw a guy spray bear mace. The victim sprayed mace and launched it right into the other guy”.
But CNN has not confirmed if the victim is the person who attempted to spray mace.