(Gateway Pundit) – The Commissars of Portland and Multnomah County are sicking the stasi on the dissidents. Several pro-Trump activists have been arrested over the last week, with warrants out for others, as the state officially files criminal charges stemming from the brawl that took place at antifa clubhouse Cider Riot. None of the antifa people involved in the melee face any charges, despite them throwing beer bottles at the Trump crew, pepper -spraying media, assaulting a student filmmaker and vandalizing his camera, and even wacking one guy with a baton as he was retreating.
So far Ian Kramer is in custody on multiple felony charges, Matthew “Deme” Cooper (of Airliner World and More on YouTube) originally faced misdemeanors of Harassment and Disorderly Conduct but now faces felony Riot, Mackenzie Lewis was arrested by the US Marshals on a charge of Riot, and now Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson is now being charged with Riot. Another person, Russell Schultz, was also picked up by US Marshals in Washington. Witnesses say Schultz was just standing around and didn’t do anything. Others who were there but not taking part, such as independent media, are now concerned that they could be indicted as part of the brawl, despite their passive behavior.
The purge has begun.
Meanwhile, not a single person involved in the attack on writer Andy Ngo has been identified or charged with anything. Far left activists have the permission and blessing from the politicians, police, and courts to do whatever they want.
The Oregonian reports:
“I think it’s a shame,” Gibson said on the radio program. “This is a complete attack on the First Amendment. I literally stood on a sidewalk and got attacked.”
The charge comes as police continue to arrest right-wing demonstrators accused of clashing with left-wing adversaries May 1 outside Cider Riot. It also comes to light two days before the dueling demonstrations, which have attracted national attention and are expected to draw hundreds to downtown.
The city’s mayor and police chief have promised a larger turnout by police on Saturday and vowed to use the full force of the law against those who commit acts of violence and vandalism.
The charge against Gibson stems from a May Day clash that ensued when about 20 right-wing protesters, including Gibson, arrived at Cider Riot, which was hosting a celebration that drew people who participated in demonstrations earlier in the day.
Video shows people using chemical spray and several people fighting.
Gibson’s lawyer, James Buchal, said none of the multiple videos from the Cider Riot altercation shows Gibson being violent.
“If Mr. Gibson’s conduct on May 1st constitutes ‘riot,’ so does the conduct of thousands of peaceful demonstrators who have appeared on the streets of Portland standing near violent Antifa members,” Buchal said in a statement. “The District Attorney’s decision to destroy constitutional protections against free speech by charging a peaceful protester with a crime of violence makes this a dark day for the rule of law in Oregon.”