"I'm out here with all these patriots. We're out here taking a stand for America. It's been 80 days since this anarchy has happened in Portland... The public officials are putting political views first before the safety of the people... This anarchy has happened in Portland for too damn long. We're out here because we're pissed off, and we're not going to see this country burn... We're gonna stand up for our freedom, and we're gonna do it peacefully. But if we are forced to defend ourselves, we will defend ourselves... The citizens need to come out here and stand on the streets... We have as much right as them [Antifa/BLM]. We're not out here to shut them down... They have the right... Even though we disagree. If people learn how to disagree without disrespect, that's how we can fix this country. [Rioting] is not a protest. That right there is not free speech. Violence is not protected under the First Amendment."
- Proud Boys' Message to America