"Wall of Moms" Form Human Shield to Protect Portland Protestors From Feds


Federal law enforcement has been cracking down on protestors in Portland, Oregon, this past week--but they may be no match for a local group of moms.The New York Postreports that on Sunday, about 100 local mothers formed a human shield around anti-racism protesters in downtown Portland as they chanted slogans like, "Moms are here! Feds stay clear!" About 30 moms also came out the night before, linking arms and donning bike helmets for protection before officers broke up the protest with flash bangs and tear gas. “We are about protecting peaceful citizens’ right to protest,” 35-year-old Bev Barnum, the "Wall of Moms" organizer, told BuzzFeed on Sunday. She also wrote on Facebook in a call to action, "We moms are often underestimated. But we’re stronger than we’re given credit for. So what do you say, will you stand with me?" President Trump began deploying federal officers to the Oregon city last week, with many local officials expressing outrage that citizens were being detained without probable cause and put into unmarked vans in what could be violations of their civil rights. Read more here https://nypost.com/2020/07/20/portland-moms-form-human-shield-to-protect-protesters-from-feds/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow