“I saw what we’ve been seeing for the past eight months, which is a group of mostly Seattle-based folks and some Portland-based folks from Antifa showing up to Tacoma to sort of take control of the neighborhood, despite lots of locals and Tacoma saying we don’t want you here,” KTTH Radio’s Jason Rantz told “The Faulkner Focus” mercoledì.
“Not only were they flying an Antifa flag, they chanted ‘Antifa.’ That’s what they do. They make it very, very easy to identify themselves.”
Tacoma, trova 30 miles south of Seattle, saw a weekend of violent unrest with anti-police crowds marching through downtown, displaying Antifa messages and decrying Immigrazione e applicazione delle dogane (GHIACCIO).
Rantz says he witnessed fires, vandalism, burning of the American flag, and the taunting of police.
“They tried to break prisoners out of the local jail by trying to pull down the fencing,” Egli ha detto. “It was as bad as you might expect. This is not the same as some of the proteste associated with the Black Lives Matter movement and some of the other movements that are critical of police. This is a very specific type of protest that turns very quickly into criminal actions.”
Rantz predicted the violence will continue without police intervention until it dies down on its own.
“The city basically allows it to happen until it peters out, and that’s when police are able to go in,” Egli ha detto.