Portland ‘Ground Zero’ for Protests Between Right, Left-Wing

Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump’s attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests.

  • Published 18 August 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump’s attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons and closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. They were largely successful. Six minor injuries were reported. “This was a dynamic event with demonstrators frequently moving from… Read at AP News