At the end of May, rioting and looting broke out in Portland, Ore., as it did in dozens of other American cities in response to the police-involved death of George Floyd. In one night, hundreds of rioters ravaged downtown, breaking into jewelry stores, the mall and banks. They left a trail of broken windows and fires in their wake. That was seven weeks ago. And while violent protests have ebbed or stopped everywhere else, it has continued and grown stronger in Portland.
For 58 days, mass protests and riots have taken over parts of the city. Some streets and areas are literal “no-go zones” at night — either blocked by fires or teams of “guards.”
A few days ago there was a stabbing during the “peaceful protests.”
A black reporter was stabbed by Antifa member and he live-streamed the from the ambulance.
Video from the alleged attack that happens around 1:05:
The victim livestreamed from the ambulance vehicle:
I got stabbed in Portland by antifa on my way to hospital https://t.co/H745d2next
— Black Rebel (@SpaceForceUSA_) July 25, 2020
The journalist says he was nearly killed over his right-wing politics and activism.
“I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist,” said Andrew Duncomb, 25, who films demonstrations and other political events under the moniker “Black Rebel.”
Duncomb, who is Black and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he had traveled last Friday to Portland from his home in Northern California to document the nightly unrest outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse and county Justice Center.
Police arrested Blake David Hampe, 43, at the scene, court records show. He told police that Duncomb had “set up” on him and tried to choke him, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Hampe faces charges of second-degree assault, a Measure 11 crime, and unlawful use of a weapon, records show. He remains in jail, pending a $250,000 bond.
A lawyer for Hampe was not listed in court records.
Hampe is also a convicted pedophile!