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Wall of Moms protect Portland protesters   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Jul-20 by MerlinsDad; 6274 views.
MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-20

News item:  Wall of Moms

This is exactly the way American citizens need to be reacting to the invasion of Portland by federal forces.  From the various news forces, it sounds as if the Wall of Moms showed up Saturday and Sunday

From NBC news.  Good video in link

Dozens of women wearing yellow linked arms to form a protective "wall of moms" around Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday as the protesters clashed with federal law enforcement.

Video from the scene showed crowds chanting “Feds stay clear, moms are here!" and "Feds go home!" before protesters toppled a fence erected around the federal courthouse. Federal agents fired
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wall-moms-stand-between-portland-black-lives-matter-protesters-federal-n1234323

from FOX News

A group of Portland women calling themselves the “Wall of Moms” is now showing up at demonstrations to act as a human barrier between protesters and law enforcement.

The women, wearing yellow shirts and bike helmets, were seen linking arms and chanting “Moms are here, feds stay clear!” during a protest in the Oregon city Sunday night, according to footage posted on social media.

Portland has experienced weeks of unrest following the May 25 death of George Floyd and the city’s mayor recently called on President Trump to remove federal agents sent there to disperse crowds and protect federal property.

“We are about protecting peaceful citizens’ right to protest,” Bev Barnum, a 35-year-old mother of two identified by BuzzFeed News as the organizer of the “Wall of Moms” told the website.

From Buzzfeed news.com

“There’s all the times in one’s life when you hear about things in authoritarian regimes and Nazi Germany, and you say, ‘I wouldn’t put up with that.’ This is that time,” Peattie said.

Barnum, who identifies as Mexican American, and Peattie both said that they didn’t want to take attention away from Black voices during their demonstrations.

Barnum said that she was hoping to use the “privilege” of being “white-appearing” to shield other protesters, whom officers were more likely to target.

“We know from the timeline that they showed restraint,” Barnum said, comparing the way federal authorities dispersed the mothers to the way they have been treating protesters on previous nights.

“We could tell by their body language. There were two federal officers in front of us that seemed to say, ‘We don’t want to shoot y'all,'" Barnum said.

"This is about Black moms every day losing their children, husbands, brothers, friends," Brenna Burnett, a 29-year-old business owner and a Wall of Moms participant, told BuzzFeed News. "This is about Black Lives Matter. This is not about white women coming in to save the day," she said.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/moms-human-wall-portland-protest-federal-officers

EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze

Jul-23

If the moms really wanted to accomplish something they should have protected the federal property from the protestors which is something local law enforcement has not done..

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-23

That could have been an option.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Jul-23

"protecting peaceful citizens..."
Which event was the peaceful part?
MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-23

That's a direct quotation from Bev Barnum in a Fox news item.

“We are about protecting peaceful citizens’ right to protest,” Bev Barnum, a 35-year-old mother of two identified by BuzzFeed News as the organizer of the “Wall of Moms” told the website

https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-wall-of-moms-showing-up-at-protests

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Jul-23

I know. That is why I used quotation marks. Which part of peaceful was hiding? When a group is out very late at night and keeping people living in the area from sleeping, they are not peaceful.
MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-23

Thank you for your observations.

SQUADDYB

From: SQUADDYB

Jul-25

Maybe some of those "concerned wall of moms" could give basic parenting classes to some of the other mothers who are protesting, eh?

 

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-25

Protection against monsters seems  basic to motherhood.

SQUADDYB

From: SQUADDYB

Jul-25

So, if you ever need help from the police, you wont call them, correct?

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