Members of Antifa and the Proud Boys clashed in a riot outdoors of Portland on Friday.
The incident started with a flag wave occasion, attended by local people members and people related to the Proud Boys, in keeping with KOIN 6 News. After the arrival of Antifa, this flag wave rapidly devolved into violence between the 2 teams.
Breaking: A brawl has damaged out between antifa and right-wing protesters at a park close to Portland in Oregon City. The antifa known as for comrades to go struggle the flag waving rally attendees. Police declared a riot. pic.twitter.com/gOg7wUq7MN
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Attendees had been gathering for the flag wave when confronted by left wing protestors, in keeping with KOIN 6 News. After the 2 teams met, members of Antifa proceeded to burn an American flag.
This flag burning propelled the Proud Boys and Antifa right into a violent battle. Participants within the battle utilized pepper gasoline, batons, flagpoles, and makeshift shields, in keeping with KOIN 6.
The brawl was halted upon the arrival of state and native regulation enforcement, in keeping with the Portland Tribune. (RELATED: Entire Portland Police Rapid Response Team Resigns)
Organizers of the flag wave had reserved Clackamette Park in Oregon City for his or her occasion, in keeping with KOIN 6. This group had been gathering repeatedly alongside the freeway and within the park, regardless of threats from Antifa.
After the conflict was dispersed, members of the flag wave moved alongside the freeway, the place they continued with their occasion.