Reuters reports police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people over the weekend, as a far right-wing group, The Proud Boys, marched to a waterfront park.
At the same time, anti-fascism counter-demonstrators gathered to protest, as officers tried to keep the two sides apart.
The rally by hundreds of supporters of the Proud Boys organization was met by an even larger number of anti-fascist opponents.
Isolated clashes broke out between both sides, including an altercation with a hammer, which the Proud Boys banished from inside one of their buses.
After the event, one of the neo-fascist group leaders thanked the mayor on Twitter by saying, “Hey Ted Wheeler, thanks for footing our two million dollar weekend in Portland.”
It’s clear that the group, which the FBI has classified as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism, is traveling to this liberal city to incite violence.
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