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Portland’s famed Voodoo Doughnut is at the center of a new far-right conspiracy theory

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Move over, Pizzagate — Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnut is the new home to a far-right child sex ring conspiracy theory.

Media Matters reported that the famous doughnut chain is the center of a new conspiracy theory akin to Pizzagate, another unsubstantiated far-right battle cry whose believers claimed Hillary Clinton and other Democrats used a Washington, D.C. pizzeria as a front for a pedophilia ring.

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In a lengthy video published by fringe right-wing YouTuber Nathan Stolpman on August 4, a man who identified himself by the name Michael Whelan claimed he saw “signs” of sexually abused children when attending a party at Voodoo co-founder Tres Shannon‘s house in Portland.

To substantiate his claim, Whelan said he had been “eyewitness to children taken back” at Shannon’s home, reiterated that “there was abuse of children going on,” and linked Voodoo to Comet Pizza, the D.C. pizzeria at the heart of the Pizzagate conspiracy. The man also claimed people who worked at the Oregon donut chain also used to work at Comet Pizza, a cool 2,700 miles apart.

After expressing his “dissatisfaction” with the alleged pedophilia at Shannon’s house, Whelan said he’s since been subject to “constant death threats.” He claims to have gone to the police but had his reports ignored.

In the days since the video was published, Media Matters noted, Internet followers of the Qanon conspiracy have latched onto the theory they’re now calling “Doughnutgate.”

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You can watch the video below, with the discussion about Voodoo beginning around the 48-minute mark.

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FBI has ‘no intelligence’ Antifa was involved in Sunday’s violence at DC protests: report

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Attorney General Bill Barr and President Donald Trump have tried to blame Antifa -- or anti-fascists -- for violence in the protests against police injustice. But the public data has backed up their case, and even their on intel disputes the argument.

"he FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization," Ken Klippenstein reported for the magazine.

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NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."

Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?

Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt

— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020

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DC police demand people standing in line to vote go home — even though they’re exempt from curfew: report

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Although Washington, D.C. is under curfew due to the George Floyd protests, the DC Board of Elections and Mayor Muriel Bowser have made clear that anyone waiting to vote in the district's primary elections are exempt from the curfew.

But according to the reports of at least one voter, some police in the district are still telling people waiting in line to vote to disperse and return to their homes.

THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC:• A citywide curfew in effect• It's election day• Voters are exempt from the curfew• This line to vote is stretches all 4 sides of the block• Peaceful protests underway only blocks away@NBCLX @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5uru5Yow1E

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