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2020-07-22 Downtown Portland, The New CHOP
General information on the Portland situation. Marching, blockades, industrial kitchen appliances (for their weekend bake off – maybe FLAC will visit), and moving city traffic barriers, signs, and other construction equipment.
This group is different as it is Portland. They are attracted to bright and shiny things, so they are starting fires. Glass bottles have been thrown at police, and lasers which can cause serious and permanent eye damage. General lasers also make it difficult to know if it is attached to a firearm. They may be using this tactic to affect the police reaction if they start firing weapons with lasers. Police could be unsure or hesitate when they see a laser.