Several hundred protesters who unsuccessfully tried for the last 60 days to burn down the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland appeared today in the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse to sue President Trump for obstructing their right to burn down the courthouse.
Peaceful representatives from “Wall of Moms,” “Don’t Shoot Portland,” and “Protect Democracy” filed a complaint alleging that “masked federal thugs are violently intimidating our nightly efforts to peacefully exercise our constitutionally protected freedom of speech and right to due process by unreasonably seizing normally legal items such as hockey sticks, bricks, leaf blowers, paint sprayers, paint cans, paint, mason jars, balloons, gasoline, kerosene, strips of cloth, and Bic lighters.”
Samantha Louise Lewthwaite, lead attorney for the protesters, asked the court to ignore gigantic signs that read “Abolish the Courts,” “Free Speech is Hate Speech” and “End Due Process.”
“You are constitutionally bound protect our constitutional rights even if our stated goal is to destroy you, this courthouse, and the entire corrupt system that protects those rights,” Lewthwaite said. “Do your job.”