The Portland police said that one of their lieutenants & # 39; firmly believed & # 39; is that some milkshakes thrown at demonstrators during demonstrations were filled with concrete.
Lt. Richard A. Stainbrook wrote a report with claims about the June 29 protests in Portland, Oregon, two days after they took place, reports the Oregonian.
During the weekend rally, the Popular Mobilization group would have organized a milkshake party with the aim of being a counter-protest against the right-wing Proud Boys.
Police tweeted that on the day there had been & # 39; reports of individuals throwing milkshakes & # 39; with a mixed substance that was comparable to a quick-drying cement & # 39 ;.
The Portland police said they believed that some milkshakes thrown at demonstrators during demonstrations were filled with concrete. Depicted is the conservative writer Andy Ngo who was attacked by Antifa & # 39; and had thrown a drink at him during the rally on June 29
Mr. Ngo also shared a photo of his bag covered with what looked like a milkshake during the rally
The Portland police did not indicate in their original tweet or in the later-released report which group allegedly threw the milkshakes during the demonstrations.
Death threats were raised against Popular Mobilization, also known as PopMob, after the tweet was posted.
They claimed that the only ingredients in the drinks were coconut ice cream, cashew nut milk, and chocolate sprinkles.
In his report, Lieutenant Stainbrook explained how he had been approached by a woman whose head and shoulders were covered with a gray-colored substance.
He said he had worked with concrete before and recognized the fabric as Quikrete.
Lt Stainbrook wrote: & # 39; I have worked with concrete periodically and specifically QUIKRETE, that is pre-mixed concrete, specifically many times.
& # 39; The substance on the female smelled of QUIKRETE. I also noted that the fabric was drying in a chalky consistency that, in my experience, is consistent with the drying of concrete.
The Portland police have Lt. Stainbrook & # 39; s report released the meeting where he says he thought the material on a woman was Quikrete and broadcast it on his radio
& # 39; I firmly believe that this & # 39; Milk Shakes, which were thrown around and on people, contain some form of concrete.
& # 39; For situational awareness, I broadcast on my radio that the & # 39; Milk Shakes & # 39; that were thrown around contain Quikrete. & # 39;
Quikrete is a mix of gravel, sand and cement and can be used for a variety of things, including building or repairing foundation walls, sidewalks, curbs and slopes.
Police chief Danielle Outlaw said the agency provided the information & # 39; in good faith & # 39; and that there are no & # 39; evil intentions & # 39; by sharing the tweets.
Police quickly shared the information that milkshakes could contain quick-drying cement on Twitter, but received criticism after the event
Officers also advised people to take to the streets and said the police had been hit by eggs
Conservative writer Andy Ngo, editor of the online publication Quillette, was also attacked during the June rally.
Video of the day he is beaten, kicked and covered with milkshake by members of the & # 39; Antifa & # 39; movement.
The writer later tweeted that he was bleeding and his camera equipment had been robbed and was on his way to the hospital for treatment.
He said: & # 39; Attacked by antifa. Bleed. They stole my camera equipment. No police until after. waiting for ambulance. If you have instructions for an attack, help. & # 39;
Add: & # 39; On the way to the hospital. Was hit face and head several times in the center in the middle of the street with fists and weapons. Suspects in general. & # 39;
Multiple demonstrations were planned for June 29, with one involving the right-wing group the Proud Boys and planned counter-protests involving a local Antifa group
It is thought that the collisions occurred when opposing groups met in the street. Depicted is a group protesting through Portland
At least three demonstrators from Antifa, the term for a militant progressive protest movement, who are against the extreme right, were arrested during the event.
It is thought that at least three groups had planned rally & demonstrations at different locations in the city.
The fighting took place when participants from opposing groups met, according to The Oregonian / OregonLive.
The protests came a day after the white supremacist James Fields Jr. was sentenced to life in the Virginia prison.
He had driven his car against the demonstrators of a & # 39; Unite the Right & # 39; rally in 2017, killing a car and injuring dozens of others, reports usatoday.
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