There was a violent hate crime committed in Portland, Oregon last Friday where a white racist left two people dead and another injured.
Jeremy Christian, 35, of Portland is being held without bail on charges of aggravated murder.
According to witnesses interviewed by KGW, Christian shouted racial and anti-Muslim slurs at two young women, one who was wearing a hijab on a Portland commuter train. When fellow passengers came to the defense of the woman, Christian killed two of them.
The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.
— President Trump (@POTUS) May 29, 2017
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has responded to the crime by calling for the cancellation of two right-wing rallies scheduled for next week. Portland has been at the center of almost weekly anti-Trump rallies since the election.
Portland has a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and a “March Against Sharia,” scheduled over the next two weeks. These events were planned before the train killings.
Even the ACLU has protested the Mayor’s attempt to stifle free speech in his misguided attempt to silence what he calls ‘alt-right’ free speech while allowing liberal mobs to roam the streets at will.