(WatchDogReport.org) – Over the last year, protesters have torn Portland, Oregon apart. The city experienced riots for more than 100 days in the summer of 2020, and the Democratic mayor struggled to get it under control. Recently, law enforcement opened an investigation after a video surfaced containing threats against the city and its mayor.
On March 1, the Epoch Times reported the FBI and Portland police are investigating threats against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. The video depicts a masked man standing downtown, speaking to a camera. He says he represents a “small collective from within the anarchist and antifascist community” who believe the Democratic mayor doesn’t deserve his position. He went on to say the group wants “abolition” and said “window-smashing and riots” are necessary to get what they want.
The man threatened the mayor, claiming blood was already on his hands, but next time it might be his own.
An #FBI investigation is underway into a threat to harm the mayor of Portland, Oregon. The threat came from the self-described #Antifascist, anarchist community, commonly known as #Antifa, and was made in a chilling video posted online.
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— NTD News (@news_ntd) May 1, 2021
An FBI spokeswoman said the agency is aware of the video and is helping Portland authorities investigate its origins. She said the federal agency has nothing else to add because the investigation is ongoing.
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