VIDEO: Police Declare Riot As Antifa Thugs Attack Conservative Rally in Portland

Nobody was arrested in connection with the attacks on the Patriot Prayer group's marchers.

Portland, OR – Portland police declared a riot and cancelled the permit for a conservative rally after Antifa protesters attacked the group on Saturday afternoon (videos below).

The incident began at about 4 p.m. on June 30, when Antifa counter-demonstrators showed up for a permitted-by-the-city gathering of the Patriot Prayer group at Terry Schrunk Federal Plaza before the rally had even started.

Police began seizing weapons that included utility knives, clubs, and chemical sprays from the masked Antifa protesters before the Patriot Prayer group’s marchers had arrived at the designated location for their demonstration, The Oregonian reported.

When the Patriot Prayer group arrived, mostly via chartered school buses, police checked the new arrivals’ gear and made anyone carrying pepper spray, or anything else that could be used for personal defense, return those items to their bus prior to joining the rally, according to reports on Twitter.

There were twice as many Antifa counter-protesters in attendance as Patriot Prayer group marchers, according to The Oregonian.

When the conservative demonstrators arrived, they sang “God Bless America” and said the Pledge of Allegiance as they waved American flags and showed their patriotism, the videos showed.

Things got nasty at about 6 p.m. when Antifa protesters began throwing eggs, half-empty water bottles, and lit firecrackers into the crowd, according to The Oregonian.

Undaunted, the conservative protesters advanced on the Antifa crew, and pushed them back, videos showed.

Police used pepper-ball guns and flash bangs to disrupt the melee, CBS News reported.

Four civilians and a police officer were injured when they were hit by projectiles hurled by the Antifa protesters, and had to be transported to the hospital, The Oregonian reported.

Portland police responded by declaring the situation to be a “riot,” and shutting down the Patriot Prayer group’s event.

Conservative demonstrators complained that police did not do enough to protect their legally-permitted rally, The Oregonian reported.

Only four arrests were made during the chaos, and none of them were for charges related to the riot, according to The Oregonian. The Antifa protesters who got locked up were all wanted on open warrants.

Watch Antifa protesters attack the Patriot Prayer rally in the videos below:

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acsticks
acsticks

Our Countries Democratic Leadership(?) could put an end to this type of behavior. I hold them ultimately responsible.

TheDude
TheDude

Thank you for reporting this correctly. Antifa are THUGS.

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

@Sherry Hallum It happened in Portland.

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

I fail to understand Antifa's cause. I thought Antifa meant Anti-Fascists?

So what is Fascism you might wonder? I don't know so lets see what I've found:

"Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe"

Lets break down some of them big words so regular peeps can understand:

Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Individual freedoms are subordinate to the state and there is no constitutional accountability under an authoritarian regime.

Ultranationalism is an "extreme nationalism that promotes the interest of one state or people above all others", or simply "extreme devotion to one's own nation".

So... a group that is supposed to be against forcible suppression of opposition is out causing forcible suppression against anyone that doesn't share their own twisted views. Sounds like fascism to me.

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

People this is only one good reason to maintain your right to bear arms. Aside from overthrowing a tyrannical government should the need arise.

DaveZ
DaveZ

Sad to see it come to this but fucking about time that someone-group steps up and fights back against these antifa thugs! Looks like the antifa here haven’t been using their gym membership! 😲

Scottwho
Scottwho

This is what you get when you have psychos running the insane asylum!

Mrs10
Mrs10

Libs want to demonstrate they "occupy" and shut down entire sections of the city, refusing to listen to law enforcement. Conservatives want to demonstrate they get permits and then leave when so ordered. Makes me proud to be a conservative when I think of the difference in the two. It also made me smile when I saw antifa FINALLY being pushed back and not be allowed to simply be the bullies that they are!

junkmansj
junkmansj

Closest thing to HITLERS BROWN SHIRTS, BUT THEY HATE "NAZI'S

Mom2Boys
Mom2Boys

Praying for the LEOs who are caught between the directions of their leftist government and its antifa henchmen and law abiding citizens. Counting the days we move from crazy California to Texas. The West Coast is too hostile toward patriotic Americans.

Lou I
Lou I

I think one of the best GIFs that came out of this. The Antifa puke swinging a collapsible baton at a Proud Boy with such little force the Proud Boy blocks it with his arm and DRILLS the Antifa guy.

Righton17
Righton17

Any time Antifa takes a beating it's a good day in America.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I wish there was an earthquake that just made the ground open up and swallow all of these clowns up. Both sides.

The Proud Boys are nothing but trouble.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The Patriot Prayer group had a permit, while Antifa did not. I understand cancelling the event but the police should make an effort to track down the Antifa members who caused the riot. If they don't, then Antifa accomplished what they set out to do.

Propolice
Propolice

Antigua needs to put out of commission by any means possible!