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Conspirador Norteño
In the wake of the attacks on Andy Ngo at yesterday's counterdemonstration against the Proud Boys in Portland, the claim that the thrown milkshakes contained quick-drying cement has circulated widely on right-wing Twitter. cc:
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
Replying to @PortlandPolice
As far as we can tell, the sole basis for the "cement milkshakes" story is this tweet from , which indicates they received one or more reports but doesn't confirm that any such thing actually took place.
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
Replying to @conspirator0
We downloaded tweets containing "milkshake" or "milkshakes" and "cement", "concrete", or "chemical". The traffic takes off very suddenly and appears largely non-automated.
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
Replying to @PortlandPolice
First 20 accounts to tweet about cement/chemical-tainted milkshakes being thrown at the protest. The first tweet is speculative and doesn't specifically mention cement. The second is , followed quickly by a barrage of tweets reframing the report as proven fact.
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
From there, the (still uncorroborated) claim that milkshakes laden with cement were definitely being thrown spiraled outward through prominent right-wing Twitter accounts (, , , and even ).
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
Replying to @JackPosobiec
Misleading pics feature in the "cement milkshake" narrative. @javier_pan01's image of a supposedly milkshake-induced chemical burn is a stock photo, and 's speculation that a specific picture shows folks mixing cement milkshakes has been debunked by the photographer.
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Tallest Midget Capital Jun 30
Perhaps because of police reports
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
That's included in the thread. Note that the police have at this point issued no determination as to whether the reports are accurate. Despite this, the cement/chemical milkshake claim is being presented as fact.
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
I suggest not mixing disinformation into your questions. Examples: "A couple of guys on Twitter" - bullsh*t, unless you're saying two people run all 25 thousand accounts "Portland PD reported antifa were mixing in the cement" - false, PD passed along reports they received.
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
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Seattle Heckler ⚡️ Jun 30
I see. A tweet from the police department is suspect. Have you seen the pictures of them actually using the cement mixer?
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
No, and if you think you have, you've probably been fooled.
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Seattle Heckler ⚡️ Jun 30
Sorry i trust the local police more than you
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Conspirador Norteño Jun 30
Are you saying you have something from the local police showing the protestors using a cement mixer? I'm genuinely curious here - all I've seen from the police is a statement that they received information (which you'll note they don't confirm to be correct.)
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Brett Thomas Jul 1
That's because the police reported it out as quick drying cement as well
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Conspirador Norteño Jul 1
That's covered in the thread. They tweeted about a report they received, which is not the same thing as confirming it as fact (which they haven't done.)
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J. Patrick Clancy Jul 1
Assault is against the law, inciting violence (which assault is) is against the law. Shouldn't be held accountable for these assaults, they are exactly what he asked people of the left (which ANTIFA is) to do?
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