Portland, Oregon, awaits right-wing rally, counter protests
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are in Portland, Oregon, to help police with a right-wing rally Saturday that’s expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S.
Self-described anti-fascists have vowed to confront the rally.
Authorities have arrested six members of right-wing groups, including the leader of Patriot Prayer, in the run-up to the event on charges related to past protests.
The rally is organized by Proud Boys, who are designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.