I’m sure the Proud Boy girlfriends can commiserate.
So this is how Portland anticipated the arrival of these racist assholes courtesy of The Independent:
The governor of Oregon has declared a state of emergency ahead of far-right demonstrations in Portland, where groups including the Proud Boys are expected to hold a rally following months of protests against police brutality and federal intervention.
Governor Kate Brown warned that “significant crowds of people are expected to join – some people will be armed, with others ready to harass or intimidate Oregonians,” she said during a press briefing on Friday.
The city estimated that as many as 10,000 people could attend, prompting the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau to deny groups a permit for the protest under Covid-19 restrictions.
“These types of demonstrations in the past have often ended in fistfights, and sometimes escalated to bloodshed,” she said.
Yeah, so that was what they thought was going to happen, but this is what actually ended up happening courtesy of NBC News:
A rally by the far-right Proud Boys in Portland, Oregon, in support of President Donald Trump and police drew about 200 protesters Saturday afternoon, far fewer than the expected thousands that led the city to brace for potential violence.
Among the rallygoers who gathered at a city park were dozens wearing militarized body armor, including helmets and protective vests. Many flew American flags or black flags bearing the logo of the Three Percenters, another far-right group, and some wore Make America Great Again hats. Some had long guns.
The Multnomah County sheriff had said police were anticipating a crowd of 1,000 to 3,000 people at the demonstration, NBC affiliate KGW reported. Organizers of the rally had said they expected to draw 20,000 people.
So to be clear the Proud Boys bragged about bringing as many as 10,000 people to riot in the streets of Portland, but barely cobble together 200 to actually make an appearance.
Of course, many of them showed up wearing their Rambo cosplay gear while carrying real military-style weapons so that they would seem badass but in the end, they simply looked ridiculous.
However don’t get me wrong, they were still massive dicks.
Proud Boy dunce falls flat on his ass after kicking a journalist in the face pic.twitter.com/Xk3tYKVTIs
— Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) September 26, 2020
That asshole who kicked the journalist on the ground is being sought by the authorities by the way.
So they brag about having thousands of participants, show up with only a handful, and then assault passive journalists chronicling their massive failure to prove they’re still tough.
Perhaps they should all simply quit and join a much more badass organization like the Girl Scouts?
Not only will they then learn real leadership skills, but they also get cookies!