Just arrived downtown to check in on the bizarro attack on homeless encampments that’s been underway, almost literally on the PPB’s doorstep. @1misanthrophile has been here for a while, and has captured some of the altercations so far.
things seem to have died down, multiple clergy witnesses and some folks in bloc are on site, keeping an eye out. The newest (and let’s be real, least photogenic) of the Elks is still resting after this morning’s excitement, when it was knocked down by the Thin Blue Line crowd.
When I describe this situation as “bizarro,” this is the kind of thing I’m talking about. And the punching.
@Johnnthelefty is approached by someone associated with the people who were earlier roughing up the encampment in Chapman, and challenged for having pepper spray. John sets the pepper spray down in an attempt to de-escalate.
The person who approached John is the one who earlier threw the first punch, which Laura got video of. The gentleman in the yellow bandana has claimed he helped to coordinate the sweep of the encampment, but also referred to the ribs tent as the people who had planned the sweep.
just had an an absolutely dizzying conversation w/folks from “BLM ribs”- video to come. There’s a lot of it. Short version: they believe that homelessness and BLM issues are fundamentally disconnected, and antifa and “the lgbt community” are a terrorist cell called “Antifa-k,”
We’re out for now. Because hoooooo Lordy Jeebus.
FYI: the repeatedly stated intentions of the people we spoke to at BLM ribs was to “crash jail support” any time they set up. Which seems like something that folks at jail support should be aware of.

They said, several times, that they had declared the Plaza Blocks a “War zone”
Again, video forthcoming. There is A LOT
Since there’s a decent possibility of jail support being needed this weekend: here’s of the times that folks at the ribs tent threaten to “crash” jail support. These two individuals were consistent in their threats, though they shied away from giving specifics.

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