White Supremacist Rally in Portland Leads to Multiple Arrests

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A supporter wears a flag at a Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 17, 2019 (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart).

More than a dozen protestors were arrested by the Portland Police Bureau this past weekend after white supremacists descended on Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland’s downtown area. Right-wing demonstrators clashed with Antifa (anti-fascist) counterprotestors leading to the arrests. 

An estimated 1,200 people participated in the rally held by the Proud Boys, a right-wing and white nationalist group, that traveled to Portland to condemn anti-fascist activists, authorities said. Portland Police said that 13 people were arrested during the demonstrations. 

Two men, identified as 37-year-old Alexander G. Dial and a John Doe of unknown age, were held at the Multnomah County Detention Center. Dial was charged with attempted assault in the second degree and unlawful use of a weapon. The John Doe was charged with second degree disorderly conduct. 

Nine people were…

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