I wrote Friday here at Atlas that "despite the criminal media's attempt to glamorize this vile and destructive Occupy movement, it will inevitably usher in the death of the left's chokehold on the American culture. Since the late sixties America has been held hostage by these tyrants. They have done everything to destroy all that is good and original and righteous in America. We will not go down with them. This is O-merica, where lawlessness, anarchy, antisemitism, rape, sexual attacks, the spread of deadly diseases, and now murder are sanctioned, even hailed."
And now they're stockpiling weapons in Portland. They are itching for a civil war.
Occupy Portland stocking up on gas masks, homemade weapons, police warn New York Daily News, November 12 (hat tip Pamela Hall)
Gas masks, homemade weapons and potluck dinners are being gathered by demonstrators at the Occupy Portland site, police warned Friday.
Officials said it seemed many of the protesters are building shields and makeshift weapons in anticipation of the site being temporarily closed for "maintenance" on Sunday, according to a press update on the Portland Police Bureau website.
Since city Mayor Sam Adams made the announcement that the park would be cleaned on Thursday, officials said they've seen increasingly ominous signs.
"We understand a call has gone out to Oakland, Seattle and San Francisco and perhaps other cities encouraging people to come to Portland and engage in resistance," the press release said.
Officials also warned they expect "as many as 150 anarchists" to arrive, adding "people may be in the trees during a police action".
It was not immediately clear why having people in trees was dangerous.
Cops are also concerned that Occupiers are attempting to obtain a large number of gas masks.
At the Occupy site, protesters insisted to the Oregonian they were peaceful - but wanted to make a statement.
In a press release handed to the newspaper, Occupiers said they were just getting ready for Sunday's cleanup.
"We are committed to it remaining peaceful but very concerned about information that people are massing for and preparing for a confrontation with police," the press release said.