Daniel V Media issues this video report on the #BlocktheWall actions in Portland, Oregon on May Day 2019.
Activists gathered at Elizabeth Caruthers park Wednesday afternoon on May 1st to oppose ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and CBP (Customs and Border Protection). Joey Gibson and others associated with both Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys, groups with ties to the alt-right and white nationalists, attempted to interfere with the gathering but left after being kept at bay by the protesters. After rallying at the park the protesters marched to Portland’s ICE headquarters where they confronted ICE agents and DHS officers in the street. The event remained peaceful despite the police making threats of arrest whenever there was unpermitted marching.
Text taken from the Facebook event page:
“Come Join us as we #BlockTheWall and make it clear that we oppose the continued inhumane and blatantly fascistic practices of this administration. Portland has shown a zero tolerance policy for ICE and CBP, their gestapo-like tactics that are responsible for terrorizing and imprisoning the migrant community have been criticized and confronted time and time again. The increasingly horrific and unlawful tactics, such as keeping asylum seeking families detained under bridges in unsanitary conditions with nothing but mylar blankets is more than unacceptable, it’s a crime against humanity. The people will not stand silently as our local government is complicit with these fascist actions. Portland must become a true sanctuary city where we welcome asylum seekers, and kick ICE out.”