Word on the net tonight was that the action was going to be — supposedly — in Austin, Texas as Antifa/BLM was holding a memorial for Garrett Foster, the moron who pointed the business end of an AK-47 at active duty Army Sargeant Daniel Perry, who is well trained to not wait for the other guy to shoot first once engaged. The not-so-well-trained former Air Force mechanic Foster ended up on the losing end of a shootout due to his failure to get off a shot.
Perry was driving for a rideshare company during his off duty hours on Saturday night last weekend when he turned down a street in downtown Austin, only to encounter protesters blocking his path. Foster was among the group of protesters who moved to surround Perry’s car. Foster was openly carrying an assault rifle over his shoulder, legal in the State of Texas. Foster approached the driver’s side of the car and — using the assault rifle barrel — motioned for Perry to roll down his window. When Perry did he quickly realized Foster was not with law enforcement. When Foster pointed the barrel of the assault rifle in Perry’s direction, Perry used a handgun he carried for personal protection and shot Foster believing that Foster may have been preparing to shoot him. Perry drove a short distance to safety away from the crowd, called the police, and waited for them to arrive. He cooperated with the police from the beginning and was released without charges being filed on Monday morning.
Antifa/BLM protesters were out in decent numbers, and the action got started much earlier than was the case normally in Portland.
I guess maybe accuracy with pepper spray is higher during daylight hours.