Video from an Antifa protest at a Portland ICE facility caught a disturbing scene: members of the group using racial slurs towards a black ICE agent.
In the video, posted below, protesters can be heard mocking the black ICE agent, calling him a traitor to the white man, and on several occasions, calling him a “f**king n***er.”
The agent, and those around him, appear to hear the taunts, but do not react.
The incident happened Wednesday at the Portland ICE facility, where protests turned violent and at least eight were arrested.
An Antifa group calling itself “Occupy ICE PDX” organized the protests, but have not commented on their people using the n-word on the officer.
Robert Sperling, a spokesman for the Federal Protective Service, said demonstrators blocked the driveway to the ICE facility, which is illegal.
Sperling said the protesters had agreed not to block the driveway during the demonstration. Occupy ICE PDX denied that claim.
“We do not negotiate with fascists,” Occupy ICE PDX said in a statement.
Sperling said the incident began at 8:20 a.m.
“As FPS officers continued to provide verbal warnings to move from the driveway they had various items thrown at them including an unknown liquid, boards with protruding nails, and other items,” Sperling said. “FPS officers proceeded to remove those individuals blocking the drive, ultimately requiring the deployment of pepper ball and pepper spray to keep others back and to protect the arresting officers.”
Sperling said one protester kept throwing items and agents deployed an “intermediate force device,” also known as a Taser.
Several videos online show what happened from the protesters’ perspectives.
“I had a chance to review this morning’s video and I’ll be honest it was alarming,” said Mayor Ted Wheeler. “The use of force by federal officers looked disproportionate to me, but I don’t have all the facts, and I’m going to continue to as I say work with people on all sides of this issue to make sure that we’re managing the public safety and that we’re providing a space for people to express their first amendment rights in a legal and peaceful way.”
This video of ICE officers and police moving in, which appears to have taken place just before the racial slurs were said, was posted to Twitter.
— haley (@Braidsoffury423) July 11, 2018
Here is video of the incident. As the last of the protesters are being rounded up, you can hear the racial slurs being said. Warning: the language is very graphic.
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H/T: The Gateway Pundit