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Episode 6: Uprising: A Guide From Portland: The Fed War: Part 2
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And alongside all this, less obvious but much more impressive, and infrastructure of resistance began to grow. Angry chanting signs and tearful demands were augmented by mutual aid. More than a month in, Portlanders learned that if they were going to last against the paramilitaries of both the President and the mayor, they were going to have to take better care of each other for the cops. Things had gotten pretty routine at this point. Stop criminal activity, protect property. But federal escalation begged the question would Portland back down despite? 3 disparately harm unmarked federal ****** fans and overwhelming use of riot munitions. Portlanders continued to fill the streets past the 50th straight day of protests, and the answer to the question we'll Portland back down became increasingly clear. No. Here's my colleague in getting exposed to chemical weapons, Elaine Kinchen, to continue the story. The battle against Trump's feds gained Portland nationwide notoriety in the summer of 2020, but many longtime activists on the scene, like Max Smith, considered the whole fight to be, at best something of a distraction, a fight in the feds. That was what we were here for. You know, fighting the feds was like some **** that kind of it was like, I used to call it the Grand Theft autos. A side mission like, this is this has nothing to do with what we're supposed to be doing right now, but we have to complete this to get back in the game, you know? And it was really weird. And I I think at that moment, I really realized that the distraction was intentional. And that this was all getting just diverted to become like a like a Trump like campaign ad. You know, he's gonna come through and support these police unions and this is his big commercial for it. So it was a very, I felt like it was a frustrating part of the protest because a was really a dangerous and people were really getting hurt and kidnapped and all that kind of weird stuff. And then on top of that, it wasn't the fight that I wanted to you know, to be fighting, but it was, but it's the fight that. Brings out a lot of people, so I've a very contrasting and confusing time for sure. Thousands would attend each night and the atmosphere began to resemble a strange nightly festival, ending in the wee hours of the morning with assaults by federal officers and clouds of poison gas. A man with a gas mask and a hockey stick showed up one night to knock canisters away. Teams of people with lacrosse sticks followed. When lines of federal agents pushed forward, launching gas grenades, walls of protesters would now regularly toss the rounds back into and behind the Fed lines as protesters behind them used leaf blowers to direct the gas. Back at the courthouse and squads of medics in the rear treated people as they rotated in and out of the front lines. The federal courthouse had many of the windows of its facade destroyed by fireworks and projectiles, and the clouds of gas rendered the bottom seven stories of the building uninhabitable. Assaults on the fence were an integral part of nightly protests. Erected at a cost of $200,000 and later reinforced with concrete barriers, it was repeatedly dismantled by protesters and piled in front of courthouse doors. The city, too, wanted the fence gone. It was blocking a bike lane without permits. City attorneys sent a cease and desist letter to the federal government. Portland City commissioner Chloe Eudaly stated the fence is an abuse of public space and the threat to the traveling public, and that this illegal action. Will not be tolerated in our community. Eudaly level the fine of $500.00 against the federal government for every 15 minutes that the fence remained on city property or $40,000 a day. By August the fines topped $500,000. Protest regular creme brulee describes the new turn in the protests as resembling a festival I think like. This night is what made it go from life. This is interesting to like. This is a full blown, like the actual spectacle, the actual spectacle. But it was huge and I don't know, it was. I talking about all this stuff I'm having so much fun. It was so much fun, honestly. The reason it's like it was, you know, there was some scary, traumatic **** that happened and I was genuinely scared for my whole last life a couple of times, but like. I don't know if I tell everybody felt like I'm responsible or you also thought cops. Would that make sense? Because if you were just like at the JC, you could see the fact that JC Courthouse FL right ribs. You walk by, you should send people. I was was so it really felt like a music festival and there was a lot of fun. You know, I guess it also scary the energy and attention, you know, super high of the fence. The defense. Like early fence days were like we're shaking the fence. That's typically my favorite. Just because everyone. It's just so irritated at that point. Like, why? You came back with like lawn mower, not lawnmowers, leaf blowers. They came back the police flowers and those one night I saw like multiple people, circular saws. I just really love the ingenuity of great time for shield walls, of the great time someone through through a tear gas cancer back across there. It's gonna be me talking to my kids, and that's 50 years. One of the things that became clear early into the protests, even before the feds came, is that if you didn't have a gas mask, you were going to need one. COVID had already given the world a bit of a post apocalyptic feel between the looming danger of the virus and everyone being behind masks but the growing number of respirators. That actions accentuated that the immense quantity of gas that the federal forces used made respirators and gas masks unnecessary piece of equipment and as the summer dragged on. Protesters began mobilizing to get respirators into the hands of all that needed them. 16 year old Ariana Morehead says that she got her first gas mask over the summer. Actual aid, you know, the community. Bringing everything, everybody together, we parties for freedom actually had a couple gas masks donated to them, so that's where I got mine from. The helmet I got from another group by organized with, which is our streets PDX. And then I forgot where I got was from. But yeah, just, you know, the community. After a few bouts with police and right wing militiamen, her uniform had graduated. Now every night she went out, she was ready from head to toe in an outfit she never expected she would need. The first couple nights was really bad. Tear gas and I'm like, OK mom, your system can't do this. Like, I just had milk to save my eyes from Chagas. But no, I had goggles, a helmet, a gas mask. And a lot of people have been wanting to get me a bulletproof vest, but I haven't gotten 1 yet. You know, just in case because I'm pretty known by a lot of white supremacists, so it's kind of triggering for me. Like I said, I've gotten death threats not sent to my house. Thank God we're not like that. Thank God. But like, still, like, I haven't gotten sent to my house, but I've gotten some through my go fund me. I've had some sent to my number. I had to change my number and everything. I've had something over e-mail, social media. It's crazy. So I just need to be, you know, safe at all times. But yeah, right. Just like helmet, goggles, face mask. Describes needing to get better gear as the violence from federal forces grew more intense. The first thing was like, oh **** I need equipment. I got a helmet and a face shield and got shot in the face like a day later. So, you know, I saw on video I was watching a drace feed when he got hit in the head with a gas canister and last ready to skull. So I started seeing like, oh, people are getting hurt out here. I had actually saw a was his name Christie a Taser face. I had seen him the day before he got beat and I was with a buddy of mine. Who? That guy is huge. Who was this guy over here? We were like just talking about how big this guy was. And the next day I see him on the news getting his *** beat, you know? And I'm like, wow, like they're really beating everybody up out here. And there were thousands of people out there and people were like just being massively, like just beat in mass. And that's the thing. And people didn't have masks or anything. We were just getting tear gassed and going to the corner and walking up to 6th Ave and getting our, our faces up flushed, out of walking back down again. You know it. I remember the solid darity being crazy, but I also remember thinking this is not what the hell? Three or four. Another activist also describes the process of gearing up the first night that I went out to the Justice Center at, you know, the original fence I had on. A pair of jeans boots, a sweatshirt and a hat and. You know, that went from that night when it was raining. And then on my birthday actually, which was June 30th, my dad texted me and said that he spotted me on a live stream because I was wearing like a Plaid shirt and a pair of like light colored jeans. And then that was kind of when it clicked for me that like, OK, This is why people are consistently wearing black down here. Like, you don't want to be recognizable even though I've never, you know, thrown anything or let anything on fire tagged anything. Like, you know, just not being able to spot someone is, you know it has its values. And it went from. You know, jeans and a sweatshirt, to needing a respirator and goggles and then to needing a vest, a bulletproof vest, a helmet. You know, all of the different gear that we've needed to make sure that we just protect ourselves. It's not about us weaponizing. It's not about us. Buying a bunch of guns when we're, you know, to carry around when we're down at the protests. It's not about that. It's about making sure that we don't die and then we don't get hurt. And I was there the night that Donovan was shot, like, I was the person that ran across the park to go get the medics. And that was a huge awakening moment. Like, I saw brain fluid come out of his nose, you know? Like, that's a that's a big moment to know, like, OK, we should probably make sure that that doesn't happen to a bunch more of us. Keeping people breathing became integral to the protest, and at the end of July, as the gas intensified, Team Raccoon worked to get filters to the protesters that needed them. We got a little bit of money from mutual aid donations. And we were wondering what, because Park cleans are pretty low cost, you know, trash bags, trash grabbers doesn't cost a lot of money to maintain that. So we were wondering like what do we do with this money that will really help our community? And we were noticing the air quality in Lownsdale and Chapman getting worse and worse and worse because of the tear gas and the chemical munitions every night, even just walking through there during the day, you wanted to put your respirator on at the end of July. So we were connected to some researchers who wanted to keep a certain level of anonymity, and we decided the best way to do that was through us. We could accept filters from the protest community, and we could give them to the researchers. The researchers could conduct their studies in the privacy that they want. And we could use mutual aid money to facilitate that. So that's how it started. We were able to locally source respirators through a local company and. To start, I think we got about four cases of filters. And then started getting respirators after the fact to kind of like. Both keep people safe and promote like the filter exchange. If you don't have a respirator now, you do now. You can participate in the filter exchange later on. And then there's another data point for our scientists. So we were already set up doing the respirators, doing the filter exchange program. We had a lot sitting around and on the 100 days in Ventura Park. It was a big event and I was not there that night, but I did watch it from the live streams and. It was horrifying. As Trump's troops catapulted Portland into the national spotlight, cameras descended on the city. For more than a month, the protests had been covered by a small group of local reporters. Suddenly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and every major news network were crowding around the federal courthouse on a nightly basis. Right around the time the Fed War started, a federal judge passed the temporary restraining order banning federal agents from attacking marked press. Whether the stopped any brutality is up for debate. The press freedom. Tracker statistics suggest the Portland Press were assaulted more often than press in any other city in 2020. What the restraining order did was explode the number of people who went out with cameras to live, stream and film. The sheer number of people with cameras became an issue for many activists. At times it was physically challenging just to maneuver around the courthouse. So much space was being taken up by people marked press. All this documentation also caused a problem for protesters taking illegal direct action against federal agents and property the flood of cameras. Wanted to constant live surveillance from every conceivable angle? Black Bloc and umbrellas helped to shield people, but there was no perfect solution. Direct Action Mint Mobile offers premium wireless starting at just 15 bucks a month. And now for the plot twist. Nope, there isn't one. Mint Mobile just has premium wireless from 15 bucks a month. There's no trapping you into a two year contract. You're opening the bill to find all these nuts fees. There's no luring you in with free subscriptions or streaming services that you'll forget to cancel and then be charged full price for none of that. For anyone who hates their phone Bill, Mint Mobile offers premium wireless for just $15.00 a month, Mint mobile will give you the best rate whether you're buying one or for a family. And it meant family start at 2 lines. 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And the shocking discovery I made where I faced the consequences of writing a book I thought would help people? Isn't that funny? It's not funny at all. It's depressing. Very depressing. Revisionist history is back with more. Listen to revisionist history on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. I've never seen less enthusiasm for a great idea in my life. I was hammered midway through the Fed War. The Argonian, a local paper, was able to get a journalist inside the federal courthouse. They took a picture inside the command center, which featured a large computer monitor showing numerous live stream feeds of the protests. This convinced many committed activists that streamers were their enemy, and the fact that live stream footage was used in federal charging documents seemed to support that. However, the matter was not that simple. Early live streams of police violence had played a major role in getting thousands of Portlanders out into the streets. Over and over again, we heard stories from activists who first learned how to handle tear gas or who were radicalized to start coming out because they watched streams. Federal law enforcement clearly used live streams for intelligence as well, but it's also very possible they made certain The Oregonian took a picture of their wall of live streams because they saw the streams as a major Ave by which protesters recruited more numbers and built public sympathy. Whatever the truth, that Oregonian article convinced members of the press to stop live streaming and to move to more carefully posting short videos of the action. As a result, live streaming was increasingly done by newbies who had flooded into Portland seeking easy cash. The streamer apocalypse would continue as people brought gimbals and started plugging their cash app every 5 minutes on stream. 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N double ACP Portland chapter president Pastor Ed Mondaine described the protests as devolving into white spectacle in a widely circulated Washington Post op-ed quote from the article what are Antifa and other leftist agitators achieving for the cause of black equality? The Mall of Moms, while perhaps well. Intentioned ends up redirecting attention away from the urgent issue of murdered black bodies, he stated, before asking Portlanders to vacate the streets and instead to begin fighting at schools, city councils and other governments. Now, while he also called for the feds to leave, Pastor Mondaine's call for Portlanders to pull out of the streets drew the ire of many organizers on the ground. It also earned mundane airtime on national news outlets, which only ended when a lengthy expose later that fall revealed that he had been alleged of engaging in sexual, mental and emotional abuse. Nearly a dozen members of his church now since the 4th of July. One of the regular and most revered sites at the protest was riot ribs, a free pop up BBQ food cart. Riot ribs was so beloved in Portland that even local politicians who had been negative about the protests were hard pressed to say a single bad word about them. The restaurant had started operations the night of July 4th thanks to a former Black Panther named Lorenzo. Riot ribs quickly became a large scale operation, feeding protesters and helping the local homeless population. After a couple of weeks, the operation expanded into clothing donations, a large medical tent, resume help, and haircuts. The ribs made local dining news, and protesters would often wait in line through clouds of tear gas to get them. They were pretty darn good. Volunteers cleaned the park and supplied equipment to protesters, and again to the local houseless population. Morgan, currently with Team Raccoon who volunteered at Riot Ribs, describes some of the work that they would do well. So the part clean itself for volunteers was basically. Just. Show up. We have trash grabbers. You get to keep a pair of gardening gloves so you have something to protect your hands. We have sanitizer masks, anything that anybody would need, and that would just focus on picking up litter around the park. But myself and a couple of. People that were. Do with riot ribs every day. We took the the biggest hits on the bathrooms. Umm even at one point like during part cleans I would have volunteers picking up litter and picking up trash. But one thing I would go and do is. I would get cat litter and put cat litter down behind the bathrooms, which is where people were peeing. Usually. It was getting to be a sanitation issue. So what we were doing was we were putting cat litter down and then scooping it away when it got used and then putting fresh litter down. So myself and a couple of people from riot ribs were really doing the majority of that. Dirty work. And volunteers were doing basically litter cleanup and just general maintenance. Feds, however, had a different view of the operation. While the reign of tear gas and munition seemed largely indiscriminate, volunteers at riot ribs were regularly pelted with rubber bullets and even arrested. An early morning sweep at Chapman and Lownsdale squares even saw police booting houseless people from their respective parks, seizing olive riot ribs as equipment, and arresting nine people, some of whom had helped run the cart. During the raids, federal forces would pepper spray the grills and ruin donated equipment. In response, volunteers would dutifully take the ruined lit grills and dump them over the fence around the federal courthouse. One night, during a federal rush, all of the donated medical supplies were sprayed with Mace. This, of course, ruined them. Every time riot ribs was targeted and its crew arrested, its equipment destroyed, more donations would come in, new people would come over to volunteer, and new equipment would be, you know, provided in just a couple of weeks. The effort. Which had started as just a one man operation, had raised more than $300,000 to keep going. But just as quickly as the love came, there were new questions about the group's operations. In fact, both wall of moms and riot ribs soon faced sharp growing pains as new money and spotlights of attention spread, creeping suspicion among some in the activist community, and even doubts about safety. Courtney, who had started out protesting with Mall of Moms, described the night out with them that convinced her to quit. So that night in particular, I know that that was the first night that actually Mom got arrested. There was one mom in particular that, like, she got arrested, but then she also got her head. Like, I don't know if they shot her directly in the head, but that's when she, like, had her head busted open. So throughout that night I was like, this is just not that, this is just not right. Like, I don't understand. They have like this, these Facebook pages and these twitters and all those kind of stuff to like communicate things with people and nothing was communicated in a way for like to mentally prepare these women. When they show up. So that just throughout the night, I was just so annoyed with all of that and I was like, you know what? Like, I'm not gonna wear out. Towards the end of the night, my friends and I actually had black shirts on underneath and we, like, literally took our shirts, our yellow shirts off and we're like. We're not doing this anymore. Most Fed War Knights followed a similar pattern. Huge crowds would gather. They would yell and throw things over the fence or damage the fence until the feds came out in force and pushed the crowd back. Then the feds would go back inside, the crowd would reform, and the cycle would repeat itself until there was no one left. Midway through all of this, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler went out and stood in the tear gas with protesters on national media. His tear gassing was portrayed as bravely standing with his city against federal overreach. The people, actually. Protesting in downtown Portland felt very different. Ted was heckled constantly. His bodyguard had to keep people away from him and as he was leaving horribly, tear gassed activists dumped bags of spent riot munitions that Wheelers cops had fired at them onto the ground in front of him. More than anything, most protesters seemed to enjoy watching Ted suffer after he had caused such pain for all of them. Courtney continues on about that night. So the next night was the night that Ted came out and we ended up. Deciding like we weren't gonna come with all of moms anymore because there had been already like some infighting on their pages or whatever. And so we just wanted nothing to do with it anymore at that point because of the miscommunication or I mean lack of communication that there was and. So when Ted came out that's when like it definitely the numbers had both multiplied from wall of moms and again, I don't think that they prepared anyone for what was going on. I mean I can't, you can't like I that's not probably as I don't know how accurate I am with that. But I had still remained on like the Facebook pages and have been like looking at things and checking to see if anybody was like communicating what to expect. So then when they showed up there was like. So many of them. And then Ted was there. And then throughout, like their the speeches that were going on and things like that, they, I guess somebody that was speaking on the MIC had told them to tell the moms to go home. Because they didn't want to have a photo opportunity to or opportunity with Ted, so it wasn't communicated enough to the hundreds of moms that were there and then walked was out. That's when they started gassing everybody well. Apparently they had told the moms to leave, but there were like hundreds of moms left behind that had like. No, nothing. They had like things from like hydration station and the medics and like, you know, some swimming goggles and you know, paper masks and things like that. They didn't have, like they weren't prepared obviously for like with full face like gas masks or respirators and things like that. And so she basically had abandoned all of these moms. And had posted a video on the Facebook thing saying, well, of moms, you need to leave. Like, we're not giving Ted Wheeler the opportunity to take a photo of us. Immediately after, that's when they started gassing and there were hundreds of moms screaming, running around. Chapman square. And they're like leader Beth just left them. And so the rest of the protesters were there, like taking care of these women that were frontlining it while like Beth had dipped out and had gone. And so that's when it kind of like started the downfall of wall of moms. Was because later on, people didn't realize. Because nobody's like checking their Facebook while they're out there, like waiting to get gas by the feds. And like the neck, when they get home, they see that like that. Had told everyone to leave Demetria Hester started taking to the streets during the Fed War. She explains her perspective on what happened with the ball of moms. It was beautiful. It was with the. Wall of moms. But the person who created wall of mom, she was the white privileged. Mom and she tried to use black women to. Two people ride on our backs about promoting herself and for it to be some kind of promotion and not for Black Lives Matter. 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Listen to revisionist history on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. I've never seen less enthusiasm for a great idea in my life. So when they saw that she was trying to capitalize on Black Lives Matter also, they were disgusted. So me being a part of who I am, I took all the moms. That were not white supremacy moms trying to be the saviors and made moms united for Black lives because of the fact that the person Bev Bitem she was trying to capitalize on black lives. She didn't care about black lives or the mom. She just wanted to do it for a photo op and she thought she was going to come down there and save the day. So it was beautiful. For me to see so many people out for Black Lives Matter, but it was so disgusting to see that what we've been fighting for that they have vitamin came in and tried to capitalize on that, but we had to quickly turn that around. The wall of Moms founder Bev Barnum claimed to have the blessings of a seasoned activist group, don't shoot Portland, her early fumblings lead. Don't shoot to step in and help guide both wall of moms and riot ribs in mid-july almost immediately what had been purely positive. Stories nose dived into something more muddled. Riot Ribs disbanded before a full transfer of leadership could even happen. And the story of this is very complicated. There were allegations from of abuse from a former member of Riot ribs, one of the people who helped cook there, and the whole situation left a lot of people scratching their heads. The center of the Rift seems to have focused around an impostor who started claiming to represent riot ribs in order to draw donations to himself. This person reportedly threatened several members of riot. Ribs and several other protesters with a firearm. On multiple occasions the situation grew so messy and so violent that the old riot rib staff departed using the money that they had raised to buy several vans and go deliver ribs to protests around the country. The impostor riot ribs continued to operate and continued to threaten people with deadly weapons on occasion. The situation with wall of moms was, if not a little more normal than at least involved. Less of an armed coup after don't shoot was given control of the group they gave Dmitri. Lester, Admin, control of the organizations now, massive Facebook page and don't shoot, Portland, and Wall of Moms even entered into a joint lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for their use of excessive force, their violations of free speech, all of the terrible stuff that they've been doing. Shortly after this suit was announced, what had seemed to be a strong united front fell apart. Wall of Moms founder Bev Barnum began filing paperwork to register the group as a nonprofit. This move set up a series of alarms, leading don't shoot to question if the move was to profit off of the. Black Lives Matter movement Bev pushed back. Her goal, she said, was to protect protesters from federal agents, not the BLM movement for her. While if moms was something of a business, a line was drawn. Don't shoot split from the two week old wall of Moms and founded a new black LED group called Moms United for Black Lives. This one led by Demetria Hester. We know the whole situation is very confusing and trust us, no one who was there at the time had a super great understanding of what was actually happening with either the wall of moms. Or with riot ribs. It was a confusing time, and everything that happened there was was very muddled, not just by all of the different people involved, but by the constant clouds of tear gas and trauma that enveloped everything. As the city tried to present a united front against Trump's agents and the Portland Police Bureau, the growing rifts internally among protesters threatened to derail resistance altogether. A question began to loom above the clouds of gas had the fight become more about Donald Trump and his agents than the movement for Black Lives? The answer would become critical, and the unfolding days of the protest we crook it. Hi, I'm Robert Sex Reese, host of the Doctor Sex Reese show. And every episode I listen to people talk about their sex and intimacy issues. And yes, I despise every minute of it. I mean, she she made mistakes too. She did. She kill everyone at her wedding. But hell is real. We're all trapped here and there's nothing any of us can do about it. So join me. Won't you listen to the doctor? Next week, show every Tuesday on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast. 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As night fell, thousands would surround the courthouse, waiting for the feds to inevitably begin shooting people. One of the last really big Fed nights was July 25th. Over 1000 people marched all the way from North Portland to the courthouse where there were already thousands of people gathered. The site upon arrival was a familiar one, moms and yellows standing behind, people with Shields deflecting canisters and pepper balls, leaf blowers pushing gas back behind the fence, and people with heat resistant gloves tossing canisters over the barrier like a sport. At this point, Portland was getting very good at counteracting tear gas. In fact, they've almost perfected the art. Some feds got dumped with pink paint early in the night, and they retreated back into the courthouse. And with the absence of the feds, people were more free to tamper with the fence. Occasionally there would be sparks from an angle grinder slowly removing supports on the steel barricade. While the feds were inside, they'd shoot tear gas from the roof and pepper balls out of murder holes. As people shook the fence back and forth, fireworks were launched up at the roof. But the feds would not stay on the roof for the rest of the night. With a mix of vigorous shaking rope ties and liberal use of angle grinders, Portlanders finally toppled over the concrete reinforced steel fence. The feds were not happy as they continued to shower the streets with tear gas fired from the roof. Squads of federal agents busted out of the courthouse door, launching stun grenades and taking aim with M4 rifles. Protesters shieldwalls quickly surrounded. Large portion of the fence that had been knocked over Fed shot more and more munitions into the crowd, and protesters tossed back canisters of tear gas and fireworks into the federal lines. All the while, the red laser sight on an automatic rifle burned through the clouds of smoke and gas, swiveling across the chests of people in the crowd. Eventually the gas was too much, even for more than a dozen leaf blowers. Some in the crowd of protesters around the fallen fence had to pull back or suffocate. At this point, our old friends the Portland Police Bureau arrived to declare a riot and warn everyone that tear gas was about to be used. Which? It had been used for hours at that point. Morning. As thousands of people started to retreat W under heavy grenade fire, the feds and the Portland police took to the streets to inflict violence on the sidewalk. Medics treated people with giant gashes on their face from metal canisters and foam tipped riot rounds. Multiple people were shot in the face, just like Donovan LaBelle had been all those weeks prior. On July 29th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that the White House, DHS and her office had come to a deal. The next day, July 30th, the feds. They're leaving Portland, of course. That was something of a lie. The same day that Kate made her announcement, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolfe contradicted her claim, saying on Twitter. As I told the governor yesterday, federal law enforcement will remain in Portland until the violent activity towards our federal facilities ends. We are not removing any law enforcement while our facilities and law enforcement remain under attack. Now, Trump also challenged Brown's announcement, tweeting that she must clear out the anarchists and agitators, and that if she doesn't, the federal government will do it for her. We will not be leaving until there is safety. Kate Brown then clarified that the federal removal would be instead a phased withdrawal of federal agents from the Portland downtown area. Their presence would be replaced by Oregon State Police. Brown tweeted that our local Oregon State police officers will be downtown to protect Oregonians, right to free speech and to keep the peace. The number of feds were reduced, but they never actually left Portland into August. There were still hundreds of additional federal agents from Customs and Border Patrol, the Federal Protective Service, and the US Marshals, One Law enforcement official told OPB Oregon Public Broadcasting. There has been a small army in Portland, and multiple law enforcement sources told OPB that they expected additional federal forces to remain in the city up and through the general election. With the DHS officials saying to OPB, my guess is that the protest. Limit isn't going to change much between now and the election. The department is reluctant to draw down drastically in a way that would leave us vulnerable. All the feds really did was become less visible. They did temporarily stop responding to protesters, leaving that job to the Oregon State Police and the Portland Police, but they were still in town and smaller groups of Portland protesters would occasionally meet these feds whenever a protest was held at the local ice facility. The night of July 30th was the first night without tear gas in weeks, with both Feds and Oregon State Police just watching from inside the courthouse. This convinced many exhausted Portlanders that the feds had actually left. And the following days, numbers started to dwindle. The massive liberals that assembled to fight off Trump's feds called the effort of victory, putting their newly acquired gas masks in the closet and moving on. This turn of events was predictable for some of the more seasoned activists. Here's koska. Patterns I saw in standing rock half being repeated, not just here, but in other pipeline movements, in other other movements. And I saw it the exact same same thing happening in Portland. And so I was telling how I kept saying that it's going to turn into Burning Man in like 10 more days and and then it kind of was a little bit circusy for a while, but it sucks that. That all the, you know, mainstream Americans or mainstream people in the United States thought it was just the feds doing that to us. And if we just get rid of the feds, everything will be fine. But they didn't get rid of the feds, they only got rid of that unit. The rest of the feds stayed and we're still suffering the same amount of same amount of violence. It's just not covered. Yeah. And and was also disgusting to me because, you know, there are all these, you know, hearings about it and and press about it, about this extreme violence from these federal officers. But we were. Police were using the exact same tactics and violence on us. You know, for years they've been doing that same thing. The disappearance of the Liberal majority suggested that many who showed up for the Fed War were more interested in standing up against Trump than four black lives. Olivia Mccatty Smith, Co, chair of the Portland DSA, gives her feelings on the subject. I mean, it's like how we see a lot of other struggles that because Trump is the face of it. Liberals will turn out to protest these things in ways that they wouldn't before, you know, keeping kids in cages at the border. Obama did that. I think that. It's actually beneficial to our movement that Trump is now so visibly violent and hateful because it. It takes the mask off and it radicalizes a lot of people. I think that, yeah, we saw an incredible amount of people's moms, Dad, labor, an amazing labor contingent showed up to protest against the federal officers being here because Trump sent them. I mean, Obama sent federal officers to Baltimore, to Ferguson, to standing rock. We did not see the same sort of mobilization from liberals that we are now seeing because it was Trump. the Fed War was a tremendous story of tragedy and hope. Thousands of liberal moderates took to the streets in a semi militant way for the first time. Huge numbers of people were directly exposed to the concept of mutual aid and got a glimpse of the power that thousands of assembled human beings can hold. But most of that power and potential disappeared when the feds did the spectacle of federal violence, the military body armor, and the tear gas clouds the size of buildings that all overshadowed the original purpose of the 2020 BLM movement. But it was not all as hopeless as it might seem for every protester. Stopped going out because the feds left. There was another person who had grown more committed to the cause than ever before. Many of them were only halted and continuing to show up due to physical injury or emotional trauma. The end of the Fed War would bring the last of Portland's truly massive 2020 protests, but it did not mark the end of the uprising. For Portland's committed activists, the fight was far from over. Word the grand pops who couldn't fathom the Obama system. I don't hate America just to me and she keeps her promises 20 teens looking like the 60s. It's crazy a nationwide deja vu what more people posted do go to schools named after the clan founder were around town is I don't see why we frowning Native American students forced to learn about when opera Sera how is that fair, bro? Some heroes unsung in some monsters get monuments built for them but they be all a little bit. The monster we crooked. I'm Colleen Witt. Join me, the host of eating Wild broke podcast while I eat a meal created by self-made entrepreneurs, influencers and celebrities over a meal they once ate when they were broke. Today I have the lovely AJ Crimson, the official Princess of Compton, Asia, kidding and Asia. 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