Update:  The Portland Police Bureau said it confiscated multiple weapons and arrested four people during Saturday’s rowdy protests by right wing activists and self-described anti-fascists.

A reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive was slightly injured when he was struck by a projectile. Police deployed “flash bangs” and other devices to try to disperse crowds. The rally organized by Joey Gibson, leader of right-wing leaning group Patriot Prayer, drew hundreds of supporters and counter-protesters.


Gibson, who is running a long-shot campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state, said in a live video on Facebook earlier this week that he won’t stop bringing his followers to Portland until they can express their right-wing views without interference.

Self-described anti-fascists — or “antifa” — have been organizing anonymously online to confront Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys in the streets.

Continue reading:  Portland police say 4 were arrested in protests

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