After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled

After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled
After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled

02 June, 2017

Gibson also pointed out that he isn't "alt-right", contrary to Mayor Wheeler's claim: "When someone can explain to me what alt-right means, I'll answer it".

But Wheeler also noted that the free speech rally received a permit to use Portland's Shrunk Plaza, which is owned by the federal government. But the trauma doesn't justify a request by Portland's mayor that the federal government cancel two demonstrations planned for next month by conservative groups. "Given where this city is now, in terms of the mourning we're going through collectively, the anger that is currently focused on what I would describe as the alt-right, this is not the right time for those groups to come into our community and hold a rally".

A maniac who yelled anti-Muslim epithets at two women on a Portland light rail train Friday murdered two men who tried to defend the women.

Since Trump's election, Portland has led all major metropolitan areas in reported hate crimes, Mayor Ted Wheeler's office said.

Another Patriot Prayer event is scheduled this weekend in Portland, on June 4, and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has called on organizers to cancel the event.

"I urge them to ask their supporters to stay away from Portland", Wheeler wrote.

In response to those who point out that the alt=right has the same First Amendment protections as the rest of us, Wheeler actually says, "Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution".

The rally scheduled for Sunday is still on.

Joey Gibson leads a pro-Trump rally on May 1, 2017 in Seattle.

A week before US President Donald Trump was elected in November 2016, Christian posted a freaky and hateful tirade on Facebook, saying, "If Donald Trump is the Next Hitler then I am joining his SS to put an end to Monotheist Question".

Gibson told CNN Monday that the mayor "is using this as an opportunity to use these two dead people to silence us".

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Protecting these rallies is one of the reasons taxpayers are asked to fund the police. We did everything we could to kick him out.

SIEGEL: Amelia, what more do we know about Christian and what might have led to the events on the train? In fact, the Supreme Court has often ruled that it is protected free speech.

Train security video and passengers' cell phone video showed Christian "making a sudden move" toward Namkai-Meche, 23, of Portland, who responded by standing, according to the affidavit.

Chrisitan, 35, identifies himself in one of the videos, and he's also seen carrying the baseball bat, which he handed over to officers who approached him.

President Donald Trump condemned the stabbings, writing Monday on Twitter: "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable".

"The #PortlandStabbing was a saddening event", he tweeted, "and I condemn the actions of Jeremy Joseph Christian". He faces several misdemeanors including two counts of second-degree intimidation.

Christian served prison time after holding up employees at a convenience store with a gun in 2002, court records show. The attack happened after three men, including 21-year-old Micah Fletcher, intervened, according to police. Another person who stepped in was seriously injured.

"If we allow the government to shut down speech for some, we all will pay the price down the line", the ACLU of OR says. "He threatened me and tons of people", Gibson said. "I'm a libertarian. I'm not right wing, I'm for gay marriage, I'm against the drug wars".

"I just want to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me", she said.

The ACLU of OR responded to the mayor's statement, saying in a series of tweets the city can not "shut down speech we disagree with". "He's afraid for us to come down there because we have a clear and simple message about freedom, about getting rid of the nanny sates, about how we don't have to have high taxes and regulations".

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