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Hadmut
13.7.2020 21:55

Schon mal was von Portland in den Nachrichten gehört?

Könnte mich jetzt nicht erinnern, dass sie da in letzter Zeit irgendwas erwähnt hätten.

Fox News behauptet, die Antifa feiere da Gewaltorgien:

Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, took to Twitter late Sunday night to essentially give an update on the city’s condition as violent protests continue. Wheeler pointed to one protester who suffered a gruesome injury on Saturday night that prompted the U.S. Marshals Service to investigate, and he appealed to the public for calm.

“We are now more than a month and a half into witnessing nightly violence on our streets,” he tweeted. “Portland continues to be used as a staging ground for violence night after night. This is causing unprecedented harm to our communities, livelihoods, and Portlanders continue to fear for their safety. My main concern is this: that the continuing violence will lead to further injuries or even deaths.”

Es sei eine Person gerade sehr schwer verletzt worden. Im davorgehenden Artikel über die Verletzung heißt es:

Oregon Public Broadcasting reported that the protester, Donavan LaBella, was struck in the head by what his friends described as an impact munition. Oregonlive reported that he suffered skull fractures and needed surgery.

Habe ich beim Lesen nicht gleich verstanden. Impact munition. Gibt’s denn auch andere? Der Begriff meint polizeilich verwendete Gummigeschosse. Auch als „less lethal” bezeichnet.

Nun gibt es vordergründig Diskussionen um Polizeigewalt und die Frage, warum man sich medial mehr um den vom Gummigeschoss Getroffenen als um die seit Wochen agierenden gewalttätigen Gruppen laviert.

Die Seattle Times schreibt dazu

For the Youth Liberation Front’s anonymous leaders, these protests are part of the revolution. They are resolutely anti-capitalist and anti-fascist, and express disdain for those who work for reform within what they view as a failing political system.

In a podcast interview last October, three of their leaders, one of whom identified himself as still in high school, said they were spurred to activism over a range of issues that included climate change, law enforcement misconduct and the rise of right-wing hate groups.

They have affiliates in Seattle and other U.S. cities, and have gained thousands of new social media followers as they launched into promoting protests over the May 25 police killing of George Floyd. Recently on social media, they have displayed a battle-hardened bravado, scornful not just of baby boomers but white millennials who they view as too often unwilling to put their bodies on the line in protests.

A June 18 tweet from the group: “We are a bunch of teenagers armed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and yerba mate — we can take a 5 a.m. raid and be back on our feet a few hours later … we’ll be back again and again until every prison is reduced to ashes and every wall to rubble.”

Das mag sein, dass sie bis 5 Uhr morgens Randale machen können und ein paar Stunden später wieder fit sind. Aber ernähren können sie sich nicht.

Wird in unseren Nachrichten über die fortdauernden Gewalttätigkeiten berichtet?