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If the police can fire weapons at you for holding a banner without consequences, do you really have the right to free speech or assembly?

RT @tessriski@twitter.com

Are protest banners weapons? Sometimes, say Portland police.

PPB says Ofc. Brent Taylor acted within policy when he fired munitions at a protester who held onto a banner Taylor feared was a shield or concealed weapons. The banner read: "Abolish the PPB."

wweek.com/news/city/2021/07/21

🐦🔗: twitter.com/tessriski/status/1

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