Right-Wing Protesters Square Off Against Anti-Fascists in Portland
Violence was kept at a minimum by a vigilant police presence in Oregon's largest city.
Scores of right-wing and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off on Saturday in Portland, Ore.; four people were injured in similar rallies on June 30. Police tried to keep the two sides apart as protesters chanted and hurled insults at each other. Authorities set up a security perimeter around a waterfront park. Officers frisked attendees and confiscated flag poles and other potential weapons. Among the right-wing marchers were members of the Patriot Prayer group. The group was founded by Joey Gibson, a conservative Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate in November's midterm elections.