A group in Portland, Oregon held a “March for Jesus” on December 23, and it attracted a group of counter-protesters intent on making a scene. One Antifa member was able to do just that, but not in the way he expected.
The Antifa member, likely part of the Rose City Antifa group, shadowed the march and rally, screaming about the eventual triumph of communism and calling the Christians racists. When he tried to cross a bridge to continue protesting, however, he had a close encounter with a truck. And it was caught on video.
Among other ramblings, he said the group was “pushing their Christianity on people who aren’t necessarily Christian,” and said the Christian flag (which bears a cross) they carried was a known white supremacist symbol.
Several activists, who claimed to be a part of antifa, stormed an event called the “March for Jesus” on the Saturday before Christmas.
One claimed a flag with a cross on it was “a known white supremacist symbol” and even said, “Their obsession with their holiday, their obsession with freedom of speech marks that they want to hurt people.”
A protester then shouted back with a megaphone saying: “Communism will win. That’s not a joke. That will happen. It will win because we must go down to single class society.”
Shortly after being hit, it appears members of the March for Jesus ran to help. According to reports, the protester broke his hip in the accident.
The March for Jesus event was organized by Patriot Prayer, a group led by Joey Gibson, which advocates for free speech and opposes big government. The group has held several events in predominantly liberal areas, which has drawn large amounts of counterprotesters in the past.
Here is video of the march, the counter-protest, and minor fender bender.
The Antifa protester received quality medical care at a local hospital, made possible by capitalism.