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Pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators square off in Portland

Monday, June 05, 2017 - 01:05

Riot police are brought out in force and arrests are made as Donald Trump supporters confront counter-protesters in Portland, Oregon. No reporter narration.

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Riot police turned out in force in downtown Portland on Sunday (June 5) to maintain order as supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump faced off in dueling political rallies, a week after racially charged killings that shook Oregon's largest city. The Trump Free Speech Rally drew hundreds of demonstrators to a public square near City Hall, where a far larger throng of counter-protesters and onlookers massed on three sides of the park in a heated encounter that grew tense at times but remained mostly peaceful. Dozens of black-clad, masked anti-Trump protesters waved an "Antifascist Action" flag at pro-Trump activists across the street at one point, yelling: "Nazis, go home," while members of the opposing rally, some carrying American flags, chanted: "USA, USA." A phalanx of helmeted police officers took up positions to keep the two sides apart, break up scuffles and detain protesters seen crossing police lines to agitate the other side. Police reported 14 arrests throughout the day, and displayed photos on Twitter of weapons seized from demonstrators, including a hunting knife, brass knuckles, clubs, roadside flares, a slingshot and several homemade shields. No injuries were reported.

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Pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators square off in Portland

Monday, June 05, 2017 - 01:05