‘Wake up, motherf**ker!’ WATCH Portland protesters seek ‘support’ for BLM cause with bullhorns & flashlights in residential area
“Wake up. Wake up. Wake up, motherf****r, wake up,” BLM protesters chanted on Thursday night as they went through residential areas and blocked off streets. Their sound was amplified by bullhorns and beating drums.
“Wake up, mother f—ker wake up!” chant BLM in Portland tonight as they go through residential areas and shut down the streets. pic.twitter.com/DOah2d1yji— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 21, 2020
Such tactics may be spreading around the country. BLM demonstrators in Seattle last week went into a residential area and demanded that white people move out of the neighborhood and give their property to blacks.
Black Lives Matter mob demands White people move out of neighborhood and give their homes to black people. pic.twitter.com/K2ywb899zS— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 14, 2020
More of the same may be planned for Friday in Portland. A message posted earlier today on Twitter by a BLM supporter urged activists to gather for a “direct action march” this evening, starting in Irving Park. The park is located north of Portland's downtown, in a residential area.
The message, posted under the account name Riot Ribs, noted that Irving Park was the rallying point for the Albina riots in the summer of 1967, when protesters set fires, broke windows and looted a nearby store. “Black activists often chanted, 'burn the town down' as they would march and take direct action through one of Portland's most racist neighborhoods,” Riot Ribs said. “Show up tonight, y'all!” The message was later deleted.
Twitter users took the message as a call for terrorist action. “Not sure you should be encouraging terrorism acts, encouraging discourse referring to the threat of burning down neighborhoods,” one netizen tweeted.
Not sure you should be encouraging terrorism acts, encouraging discourse referring to the threat of burning down neighbourhoods.— Darren_2k20 (@Darrenammo86) August 21, 2020
Other users suggested that screaming at people in their homes may not be the wisest tactic for building popular support for BLM's goals. “Ah yes, this is the perfect way to get people to join my cause – scream in the street in the middle of the night when people are sleeping and probably have work the next day,” one user said. “You've definitely got my vote.”
Ah yes this is the perfect way to get people to join my cause scream in the street in the middle of the night when people are sleeping and probably have work the next day you’ve definitely got my vote— 🇺🇸🇲🇽RealMrSoundWave🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@RealMrSoundWave) August 21, 2020
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