Ted Wheeler Crumbles Like a Cheap Suit on Portland Autonomous Zone, Now It's Ten Times Worse

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We brought you the story of how Antifa was trying to recreate an “autonomous zone” over an eviction battle in Portland.

People in a red house on Mississippi Ave have been fighting being evicted for two years. But at this point their house was foreclosed on and sold long ago, they’re just refusing to leave. In the meantime, Antifa members have been camping out with them and in a nearby lot for months trying to forestall the eviction. There have been all kinds of police incidents related to this in the past months with fights, gunfire, burglary, thefts, vandalism, and threats.

It finally came to a head this week when police went in to try to clear them out and let the new owners come in. But Antifa actually chased the police out spraying them with a fire extinguisher and throwing rocks at them, breaking the back window on a police vehicle. They then declared the “Red House Autonomous Zone” or RHAZ.

Local media came out yesterday to cover the news and they were attacked by Antifa people who didn’t want them shooting video of them, injuring one reporter’s hand.

Mayor Ted Wheeler made a big statement saying that the extremists needed to leave.

That made some people think that Wheeler was finally going to do something.

No such luck. It’s Ted Wheeler, folks. BTC = Born to Cave. He crumbled like a cheap suit.

So naturally guess what happened? They were emboldened when they beat the police and the reprovers off. Now they’ve expanded the autonomous zone over multiple blocks and several streets.

From Daily Caller:

“We want a peaceful and safe resolution to the occupation of public space on North Mississippi Avenue,” PPB Chief Chuck Lovell said in the release. “We are greatly concerned about the fortification of barricades, stockpiling of weapons, armed sentries, attacks on journalists and threats to kill officers in graffiti in this public space.”

So translation: these yahoos are attacking people in the zone and the police are sitting on their hands, telling the poor people who live in the area and are trapped in the zone, ‘Oh well, just be advised this is going on.’ This is how Democrats run a city and this is what they want to take nationwide.

You can see drone footage here.

Meanwhile Antifa is stockpiling weapons and even has armed guards now patrolling area, much as they did in Seattle. Remember that? When the security team allegedly shot two teenagers, killing one? This is what Wheeler is heading toward.

According to reports, they’ve even set up booby traps for the police, including spike strips across the street. And they’ve had porta potties delivered and set up a kitchen similar to what they had in Portland outside the federal courthouse.

They are allegedly holding people in ‘streamer jail,’ holding people for daring to cover and stream what’s going on. Sure looks like unlawful imprisonment to me, if they aren’t letting them go.

To top it all off, there was even have a trebuchet (a medieval form of a catapult).

Great job, Ted Wheeler!