A small demonstration turned violent over the weekend when a member of the Oregon Proud Boys approached a Vietnam veteran holding a banner saying “ANTIFA LOVES YOU” with a heart. A video posted online shows the militia member approaching the site, pulling a knife, and then slashing the sign.
“F*ck Antifa, bro,” the militia yelled, getting on the face of the veteran. “Yeah. F*ck Antifa!” he screamed as the veteran pulled out his phone and began filming.
“You wanna f*ck with me, bro?” the Proud Boy member said getting more irate. “You wanna f*ck with me?”
He then shoved the veteran who screamed he was being assaulted. A car pulled beside the road and the Proud Boy member started yelling at the car, asking “what are you gonna do, bro?”
“We’re white supremacists! Yes we are!” Chanted a woman off-camera.
The Proud Boy member continued to pace along the side of the road. He said that he’s an American and attacked the idea of anti-fascism, saying it was unAmerican.
“I don’t need anyone to tell me Black lives matter,” he said.
Watch the video below.
A Proud Boy and a Vietnam war veteran get into an altercation across the street from Clackamette Park over a sign that reads “Antifa Loves You” #portland #pdx #oregoncity #protest #riot pic.twitter.com/5n7I0i6RQV
— Independent Media PDX (@NDpendentPDX) June 19, 2021