As Twitchy reported earlier Wednesday, the City of Portland was getting ready to clear out the anti-borders Occupy ICE encampment set up by protesters who apparently missed the irony of building border walls around their little fortress made from old couches and other trash. If you missed it earlier, here’s video of their headquarters:
— Elise Haas (@EliseKOIN) July 25, 2018
Journalist Andy Ngo has been covering the protest and on Wednesday afternoon reposted a video protesters took the moment police entered their “beautiful” safe space. Be forewarned: “Jeff” has quite the potty mouth, so consider this NSFW.
Occupy ICE PDX posted vid this morning of moment police finally entered the camp. “This is what happens when a fascist empire fucking sees people create something beautiful… they have to destroy it.” pic.twitter.com/MPuPoH8bg7
— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 25, 2018
After 6 weeks, the “abolish/occupy ICE” Portland camp is no more. Starting early this morning, dozens of cleaners quickly emptied most of the fortress. The strong smell of dried urine permeates the air. There is junk all around the former camp. pic.twitter.com/xoRctNif4g
— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 26, 2018
We’re still having trouble combining “something beautiful” and “the strong smell of dried urine” in one thought.
In any case, commenters didn’t seem too impressed with Jeff’s tough guy act.
Something beautiful? Are you high or just stupid?
— U Can Ask (@Q7uwishakBrown) July 26, 2018
Create something beautiful? It's a pile of trash living in a pile of trash.
— Blank (@kanel76) July 26, 2018
"when you create something beautiful" Jeff, you live in garbage ?
— CrypTahoe (@petertahoe) July 26, 2018
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They need to have their eyes checked.
— Rick (@rickytwalsh) July 26, 2018
As well as their minds.
— Patti Hampton (@Eddie_and_Patti) July 26, 2018
I watched this video several times. Where was the something beautiful that had been created?
— Dawn Geisler (@DawnGeisler1) July 26, 2018
What’s beautiful about this? Junk and tents all over the place. Probably stinks like urine and feces which is a public hazard. Idiot.
— melanie (@RetiredMWDowner) July 26, 2018
The occupants probably left with every STD known to modern medicine.
— blipmeister (@blipmiester3) July 26, 2018
Looks like an an episode of Hoarders.
— Parker (@EnergyWarning) July 25, 2018
Looks like one of the nicer areas in SF.
— SENSEI KREESE (@TheSenseiKreese) July 26, 2018
That's a lot of expletives.
— Skeptic Review (@SkepticReview89) July 26, 2018
22. I counted
— Renna ??? (@RennaW) July 26, 2018
It’s how ignorant people communicate.
— Ben Foreman (@ben_foreman14) July 26, 2018
So, what you’re saying is that it enrages you when outsiders cross the borders of your defined turf. Yeah, I hate that too.
— TM61 (@TheMule999) July 26, 2018
I like guys who live in a trash can. Jeff can be my friend.
— Joseph Stangler (@stingsting59) July 26, 2018
— Patrick (@patprez2) July 26, 2018
Good lord. The guy talking is such an arsehole.
— Gordon Holmes (@GordonHolmes5) July 26, 2018
— Anthony Gonzalez (@almightykingdom) July 25, 2018
Yes folks, this is what you turn out to be in life when you have no job, no education no anything 40 years old. Living in cardboard boxes in an alley with an IQ of 52. WTG Jeff, you are my hero.
— JTH (@pwrmngr) July 26, 2018
Those cops have WAY more tolerance than I would. What a thankless job. And so necessary.
— WakeUpPunchy! (@InncentBystndr) July 26, 2018
Those officers have such a tight rein on their reactions. I am so impressed with their lack of emotional response.
— Amanda Briggs (@ambriggstx) July 26, 2018
That is a remarkable level of calm and restraint shown by the police and other officials that you’ve shown us at that location. I commend them for that. I feel sorry for whoever has to clean up that disaster that was left behind.
— Paige Talaga (@PaigeT85) July 25, 2018
Notice how the fascist police didnt even take the camera for the activist? How decievingly unfascist of them… almost like they are regular people just trying to do their job…
— The Conservative Bartender (@BradenInsley) July 26, 2018
Speaking of jobs …
Threaten them with baths and jobs.
They’ll leave skid marks tearing out of there.
— Rich (@CoolRich59) July 26, 2018
Just PERFECT! Abolish ICE protesters in Portland building a guarded wall makes irony detectors EXPLODE https://t.co/wslJCzHEQ1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 25, 2018