Portland Protest Sparks Violence Between Patriot Prayer and Antifa
Police in riot gear. Protesters and counter-protesters in body armor. Flashbangs and pepper spray. On a sunny Saturday in Portland this is becoming an all too frequent scene.
On Aug. 4 a rally was held in downtown to show support for the leader of an alt-right group known as Patriot Prayer. Joey Gibson is running for a Senate seat in the state of Washington. Drawing support for his candidacy, Gibson attracts white nationalists and other alt-right groups such as The Proud Boys. His rally was met with resistance in the form of a large group of protesters who gathered to support Antifa or the anti-fascist movement.