Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer collaborator Reggie Axtell threatened Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, saying that his days are “f—— numbered.” His threats come amidst a mounting campaign by far-right reactionaries in the Pacific Northwest to harass and dox their political rivals. “I promise you this, Ted Wheeler: I’m coming for you, you little punk. And all your little antifa bastards. I’m coming for you f——, too,” he said in a Facebook video. Members of Patriot Prayer regularly accuse Portland’s mayor of collaborating with antifascists and black bloc protesters. The Proud Boys are a hate group known for their bigoted rhetoric against, among others, women and Muslims. The group’s involvement in a series of violent incidents in 2018 brought them national notoriety and attention from federal law enforcement. The threats first came to the attention of Hatewatch after they were flagged by a user on Twitter. Axtell’s tirade is one of the most recent attempts by members of the far-right network in the Pacific Northwest, anchored by the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer, to initiate violent encounters with leftists and now, it seems, democratically elected officials. Since 2016, the two groups have partnered to hold dozens of rallies and “ flash marches” in West Coast cities in hopes of brawling with counterprotesters. Their rallies have regularly descended into violent riots. On Jan. 22 – the same day Axtell posted his threats – Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, Proud Boy Tusitala “Tiny” Toese and former Proud Boy Russell Schultz collectively announced a new “demask antifa” movement. All three men encouraged their followers to approach antifascists activists ­– who sometimes wear bandanas over the lower half of their faces – remove their masks, take a photo and post it to social media. The group plans to use the photos to dox leftists. “We’ll find out where they live and then you can knock on their house doors,” Schultz said in a video.

via splcenter: Proud Boy Threatens Portland Mayor: ‘I’m Coming For You’