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Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:00 AM

Portland prepares for right-wing, anti-fascist rallies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city.

A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer. Two previous events ended in bloody fistfights and riots, and one counterprotester was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture.

This time, Gibson changed the venue from a federal plaza outside U.S. District Court to a waterfront park so some of his Oregon supporters can carry concealed weapons as they demonstrate. Chartered buses will bring participants from Vancouver, Washington — where Gibson lives — to downtown Portland with armed security on board.

The Portland Police Bureau said Friday that protesters should expect to see a significant police presence including bomb-sniffing dogs and checkpoints where weapon screenings will occur.

Read more: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/ap_nation/politics/portland-prepares-for-right-wing-anti-fascist-rallies/article_15f808a7-f341-5759-8dbe-2d308dbbbeff.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:23 AM

1. These days anti fascist are considered terrorist.

Too bad my Father’s generation got to participate in the greatest anti fascist events of all time. I find that outcome truly satisfying. I wonder how his Republican bones would stir if he could see what became of his Republican Party?

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Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:55 AM

2. Theres no prep needed for a Fascist rally

Only for those who stand against them. The Police have chosen their side, and once again telegraphed it for all to see.

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