The person currently “running” the blue tents downtown coordinated a VIOLENT expulsion of those who’ve been helping to coordinate the Riot Ribs tent for month.
The new account up has the same name. “RiotRibsPDX”
After the “RiotRibsPDX” cashapp sign/grifting debacle yesterday, multiple comrades @ the *actual* RiotRibs tried to talk to him today about 1000+ missing cash donations
Multiple of our comrades who’ve been at riot ribs for weeks were assaulted by this grifter and a cadre of his friends and cousins.
According to our friends at Riot Ribs, the man currently running the blue tents is armed & reportedly has multiple people with him who are also armed. They assaulted people this morning. One person believes they have a broken nose.
The person doing this is also a reported misogynist.
-Receipts of all finances
-A consensus made decision to work to max out their cash app limit daily reinvesting all funds into other community projects
-Plans to address this when they’re all safe & taken care of medically.
The tweets below are just a few brief words on my personal, individual analysis of the situation and some advice:
This is a nuanced situation. These people are armed. They’ve committed violence against people. Let’s talk abolitionist approach:
We need to practice living abolitionist practices RIGHT NOW. Here’s my advice:
Tell your friends not to go to the blue tents. The people working there cannot be trusted rn.
First, we need to protect our community by not giving abusers access to our people. Spread the word.
If you/friends feel comfortable, make some signs telling folks not to go to the tents formerly known as riot ribs & not to give money to RiotRibsPDX.
Make sure people know NOT to platform @RiotRibsPDX. Report this second account tagged to help with that.
The folks at Riot Ribs just want to get to safety, tell the community about this risk and have a chance to regroup
The abuser in this circumstance is a BLACK man. That means white folks, I need you to stay tf in your lane. Y’all better not try to go pull some vigilante justice shit. Nows the time to de-escalate, mitigate harm by sharing the news, & make a plan
A)We’ve got plenty of DE-ESCALATORS downtown in the area surrounding the blue tents. If some sort of mob style justice attempt happens the press & the pigs will have a field day
B) It’s not profitable.
Don’t go. Don’t support them.