Portland cancels annual Roses Parade after threats from 'resistance'

The city of Portland decided to cancel the annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade after email threats were received promising violence if the event went forward. The family-oriented event was threatened with disruption by thugs who promised to "stab to death" marchers associated with the Multnomah County Republican Party.  After consulting police, organizers decided they couldn't protect marchers or bystanders and ended up canceling the event. Oregonian: At least two protests were planned for the day of the parade, one by Oregon Students Empowered and another by Direct Action Alliance. Both events were mentioned in an email sent to parade organizers on Saturday, threatening to shut down the event with hundreds of protesters in the street. "You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely," the anonymous email said,...(Read Full Post)

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