Trump Supporter Philip Anderson Stands at Fence to Stop the Violence at the Federal Courthouse in Portland

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Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters hold their phones aloft on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Federal officers’ actions at protests in Oregon’s largest city, hailed by President Donald Trump but done without local consent, are raising the prospect of a constitutional crisis — one that could escalate as weeks of demonstrations find renewed focus in clashes with camouflaged, unidentified agents outside Portland’s U.S. courthouse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Portland rioters were at it again last night, but more folks came out to try to defend the fencing around the federal courthouse, calling for not attacking the courthouse and not being violent.

The young man speaking on the videos is Philip Anderson, who is Kingfreespeech on Instagram and is a Trump supporter.

Got to give it up to him. It’s a brave stand to make in front of some of the anarchists who have demonstrated that they have no qualms against violence and/or hurting people.

But people can sit, or they can stand in the face of what is wrong, and Anderson decided to stand up for what’s right. He wanted to explain to them the simple fact that if you don’t riot, you don’t get gassed.


Except most don’t seem to want to find a middle ground.

There were some of the BLM folks who stood up for his right to speak and be there unmolested. But many seemed to want to shut him down.

Some other folks joined him at the fence.

But there were others who tried to manhandle and assault him.

Anderson said that if they attacked him, then they aren’t acting like black lives matter, that he was there protesting their violence and they weren’t going to move him. That’s when he was attacked.


They scream at him at one point to “Let people protest how we want” but what they’re trying to do isn’t protest.

They did manage to get the fencing down and attack the courthouse, but have to hand it to Anderson for getting down there and trying to talk sense to them. He also seemed to reach other folks who were there.


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