Tense protests turned violent on Saturday, October 14, in Portland (Oregon) as right-wing Patriot Prayer protesters clashed with counter-protesters downtown. People armed with clubs, batons, and Police in riot gear are reportedly attempting to separate the two crowds, using pepper spray and flash grenades.
The far-right groups Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys had planned a "flash march" beginning at 18:00 (local time) near Pioneer Courthouse Square. Portland has repeatedly experienced violent protests as police have struggled to keep calm between far-right groups and 'Antifa' activists. Saturday's protests also come one day after a large group of far-right activists attacked three people in New York City following a Proud Boys event.
Individuals in Portland are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.