Ron Perlman, star of “Sons of Anarchy,” is sending a message to the Portland protestors and President Donald Trump. The 70-year-old actor took to Twitter over the weekend to send the profanity-laden tweet.
He first offered his support to his “brothers and sisters in Portland” asking them to “stay safe.” Ron Perlman concluded the tweet by writing, “To the president of the US, go get f——.”
Protests started in Portland in May after the death of George Floyd. Since then, the protests evolved to encompass a number of issues. Also, protests in the city ranged from peaceful demonstrations to violent acts of arson and vandalism.
President Trump characterized some of the protests as the actions of “anarchists and agitators,” according to CNN. Over the course of the protests, people from both sides suffered injuries.
The Trump Administration’s Response to the Portland Protests
In the last few weeks, the Trump administration sent in federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security in response to the situation. Furthermore, one of the agencies involved in the arrests is U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
In a statement, the CBP says the agency was called in because “violent anarchists have organized events in Portland over the last several weeks with willful intent to damage and destroy federal property, as well as, injure federal officers and agents.”
The involvement of the CBP drew criticisms from a number of Portland politicians. Mayor Ted Wheeler spoke with CNN about the issue. “People are being literally scooped off the street into unmarked vans, rental cars,” Mayor Wheeler said. “Apparently, they are being denied probable cause, and they’re denied due process. They don’t even know who’s pulling them into the vans.”
The Mayor concluded by adding that there are “dozens if not hundreds of federal troops descending upon our city, and what they’re doing is they are sharply escalating the situation. Their presence here is actually leading to more violence and more vandalism.”