Well, that didn't take long.
Just six days after the Salem Police Department did absolutely nothing to prevent the Proud Boys extremist militia group from threatening a journalist and other citizens observing a gun rally in a public park, today a couple of Proud Boys banned media from taking photos or video in front of a public building in downtown Salem.
And why wouldn't they?
The Salem Police Department and other city officials have coddled the Proud Boys, seemingly because they're afraid of these armed right-wingers. The Proud Boys now know that Salem is a place these white supremacists are welcome in.
Here's some of the tweets journalist Tim Gruver shared about an anti-mask protest the two Proud Boys attended. If this depresses you, scroll further down for some Gruver tweets about a left-wing protest today against Salem Police Department inaction and racism in our city.
(His "no one escorted out" tweet refers to the Proud Boys forcing some people to leave the gun rights rally in Riverfront Park, even though the rally had no permit and was in a public place.)