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  1. I’m hoping to reach members of the Anarchist Community in the Portland Metro Area.

    To clarify my perspective, I am a Socialist & am visibly of mixed European & Native Ancestry.
    The situation here is worsened by your protests getting out of hand. As this feeds the Alt-right, and for a few weeks after Alt-right events, our local racists commit hate crimes. If you don’t believe me, just ask any Latino Clergy Member here…

    While the two MAGA Morons who tried to run my car off 185th knew what I am, by shouting “Get that goddamn piece of sh!t off the road you motherf#cking Indian”, most do not. [Previously they threw a fireplace log at my car on 185th, costing me about $600 to repair the suspension]…

    But usually, MAGA Morons & other Racists use the S-word, because they are so ignorant or stupid that they don’t know the difference between an American Half-Breed like me and an Undocumented Latino. And always, the Police consider the hate, vandalism, violence, road rages, etc. to be “only a civil matter” & often tell me “you should move” even though they know I depend on being able to walk to the hospital where I am treated for injuries caused by a member of the One Percent’s DUI & attempted hit & run…

    My mom’s boyfriend, as an assistant Minister marched during the Civil Rights Era. They had people who worked to prevent vandalism & violence in both the planning & in the demonstrations. As Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King learned from Mahatma Gandhi that the best way to defeat an aggressor was to let them humiliate themselves & thus discredit their cause…

    I am only one person who has experienced the Hate from Racists here. If you were to ask members of the Black, Latino, or Native Community, you would learn that these constant protests with vandalism are making things worse. This is why I ask if you can’t prevent the vandalism, fires, graffiti, etc. then, please suspend your demonstrations until you can. If the Police respond to a peaceful protest with gas, flash grenades & busting heads then video & photos on social media and in the news will defeat them faster than dumpster fires, throwing cans of Pepsi, graffiti & broken windows…

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