Portland Antifa published a two-minute video that calls for more violence in Portland and threatens Ted Wheeler with murder if he does not resign as mayor. It also shows Ted wheeler’s home address. The narrator of the video has distorted his voice and is wearing a mask.
The video was uploaded to Twitter using a brand new account. However, the first person to follow this new account and share the video was “Haze1312.” The owner of Haze1312 appeared to be the creator of the video, as its pre-existing profile picture seemed to match the video’s narrator. Haze1312 called it a response to Ted Wheeler’s recent pledge to crack down on Antifa. The video begins with the narrator saying he represents a collective within Portland’s “Anarchist and Antifascist community.” He says the statements made in the video are things that all Portland area Antifa agree with.
Shortly after it appeared on Twitter, BLM/Antifa activist Jarrid Bailey Huber shared a link to the video on his Facebook page. Huber is a 21-year-old self-described “journalist” from Damascus, Oregon. People immediately noticed that Huber used language on his Facebook page that was similar to what is used in the video.
Huber was accused of making the video. Immediately after the accusation, Haze1312 was deleted from Twitter. Huber also began deleting material from his Facebook page. This seems to confirm that Huber is the creator of the video.
“Ted, we are asking for the last time that you resign. If you ignore this message outright, the destruction of your precious way of life is going to escalate. Blood is already on your hands, Ted. And next time it may just be your own.” – Antifa Video
“The FBI is aware of the video and is assisting Portland Police Bureau in the investigation. Due to the ongoing nature of the case, we have no further information to release at this time. Anyone with information as to the person or people responsible for this video are encouraged to contact the FBI or PPB. The FBI can be reached at (503) 224-4181 or via tips.fbi.gov.” – FBI Portland’s spokesperson Beth Anne Steele
Here is the disturbing death threat video being shared online by #antifa that caught the attention of the FBI. There is now an active @PortlandPolice investigation. I have censored the part that includes a home address of Mayor @tedwheeler. pic.twitter.com/VePw8zdjLt
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 30, 2021