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Portland Bar Receives Support and Attacks After Kicking Out 'Nazis'

"We raise our glasses and toast our staff who do an excellent job of taking care of our patrons yet do not tolerate these idiotic behaviors."

Nick Rose

Nick Rose

Things are only escalating two weeks after the staff of a Portland bar kicked a group of "national socialists" out of their establishment.

Video of the incident emerged last week, showing a man in a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap arguing with staff and going on a rant about anti-semitism and "fake Jews."

Not captured on video, according to Willamette Week, was the group of drinkers telling the staff of the Lucky Lab that they were "socialists—national socialists" and admitting to leaving white supremacist recruitment materials in the bar. One of the men, thought to be neo-Nazi James L. "Jimmy" Marr, was also loudly playing bagpipes (a Marr trademark) outside of the Lucky Lab.

The paper is now reporting that members of the staff of the Lucky Lab have had their personal Facebook accounts hacked and received phone calls "with what sounded like recordings of Hitler speeches." Harassment aside, Portland police have said there will be no investigation into the original standoff captured on video "as there was no criminal conduct articulated by anyone."

Obviously, given the political climate in America right now, the Lucky Lab isn't the only dog in this fight, as local drinkers, Facebook users, anti-fascist group Antifa, and even local politicians are all lending their support to the bar.

The Lucky Lab, for its part, has been unapologetic in its less-than-hospitable treatment of this particular group of customers. 

"We raise our glasses and toast our staff who do an excellent job of taking care of our patrons yet do not tolerate these idiotic behaviors," they wrote on Facebook. 

Cheers.