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Right-Wing Protesters Square Off In Portland

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.

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