Weapons seized and arrests made at right-wing rally in Portland

Portland Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks during a rally on Wednesday Aug. 14 2019. The mayor said anyone planning violence or espousing hatred at an upcoming weekend protest by right-wing groups in the liberal city

Portland Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks during a rally on Wednesday Aug. 14 2019. The mayor said anyone planning violence or espousing hatred at an upcoming weekend protest by right-wing groups in the liberal city"are not welcome here. Wheeler spok

The Monday morning Fox News segment played a short clip on a loop showing an Antifa protester holding a hammer while facing off with members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group that staged Saturday's "End Domestic Terrorism" demonstration in Portland alongside alt-right and white supremacist groups. The Proud Boys were protesting Antifa's violent ways, especially after the group attacked conservative journalist Andy Ngo in June. Nearly two months ago, clashes between another far-right group, Patriot Prayer, and counterprotesters led to four arrests and four injuries, according to Portland Police Bureau.

The chairman of the far-right group Proud Boys told CNN they would keep coming to Portland until Wheeler "does something about antifa".

More than 1,000 people gathered in downtown Portland for the rally and counter-demonstration, according to police.

While the mayor's remark might have raised some eyebrows, Portland police chief Danielle Outlaw reported that 13 people have been arrested in connection with the turmoil, including for disorderly conduct, interfering with police, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon.

Right-wing and anti-fascist factions have clashed in Portland several times in recent months, including a rally that turned violent in July a year ago.

President Trump on Saturday said there was "major consideration" to name "Antifa" an "organisation of terror".

TED WHEELER: Portland, being a very progressive community, is always going to be at or near ground zero when it comes to this battle. "Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!".

The events began late in the morning.

Coutinho joins Bayern Munich for loan fee of 8.5m euros
It's good when such a name plays in the Bundesliga , " Borussia Dortmund chief executive told German daily Bild . Liverpool could miss out on a whopping £23m after Coutinho sealed his season-long loan to the Bavarians.

The injuries were minor, she said.

The rally has mainly been promoted by Joe Biggs, a member of the far-right Proud Boys group and former employee of Alex Jones' Infowars.

Police said they had seized the weapons, including shields, from multiple groups as they assembled along the Willamette River, which runs through the city.

"ANTIFA VIOLENCE CAUGHT ON CAM DURING PROTESTS", the Fox segment's chyron read.

More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were in the city for the right-wing rally that reportedly drew people from across the country. The city called in its entire force of 1,000 police officers in response to what the Portland Police Bureau called "civil disturbance", which has attracted national attention.

Portland, one of the most liberal U.S. cities, is an antifa stronghold and the local Rose City Antifa had urged people "to defend Portland against far-right attack".

In response to Trump's tweet, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler told CNN that the president was not "helpful" in addressing a "potentially unsafe and volatile situation".

"I'm grateful this was largely a peaceful event", Mayor Ted Wheeler said.

Recommended News

  • Jets won't play Le'Veon Bell the rest of preseason

    Jets won't play Le'Veon Bell the rest of preseason

    The staff is not inclined to put their bell-cow running back in a compromising position by playing him in a meaningless game. I'm the one that has to make that call and get him out there, but we didn't. "We're going to do the same thing this week".
    Zimbabwe court upholds police ban on Bulawayo protest

    Zimbabwe court upholds police ban on Bulawayo protest

    The economic crisis has brought back memories of the hyperinflation of a decade ago that forced Zimbabwe to ditch its currency. Anger is mounting over triple-digit inflation, rolling power cuts and shortages of USA dollars, fuel and bread.

    Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx reportedly end six-year romance

    Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have ended their relationship, Yahoo Entertainment has confirmed with a source close to the actors. While the photos spurred relationship rumours, a source tells ET that Vave is a singer-songwriter Foxx is helping.
  • Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Congratulate Billie Eilish on Dethroning 'Old Town Road' as No. 1 Song

    Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Congratulate Billie Eilish on Dethroning 'Old Town Road' as No. 1 Song

    The country hip-hop fusion held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for an incredible 19 weeks. The song has become something of a phenomenon, even earning Lil Nas X a Time magazine cover.
    Music composer Khayyam dies at 92

    Music composer Khayyam dies at 92

    He had also composed music for actress Meena Kumari's album I Write, I Recite . Khayyam is survived by his singer wife Jagjit Kaur, reports news agency IANS.

    3 World Series Contenders Nobody is Talking About

    Despite being loaded on offense, the Cardinals have been inefficient in 2019 and rank near the bottom-10 in runs and home runs. Louis has title-winning pedigree and are loaded offensively, but thus far simply haven’t delivered consistent results.
  • Sylvia Jeffreys And Peter Stefanovic Announce Exciting Baby News

    Sylvia Jeffreys And Peter Stefanovic Announce Exciting Baby News

    The loved-up pair first met while working together at Channel Nine, and Wednesday in a lavish ceremony in Kangaroo Valley in 2017. Huge congrats to two of the best. "Amazing news! Congratulations you two", commented Phoebe Burgess. "Holy.
    Freddie Gibbs on JAY-Z’s National Football League  deal:

    Freddie Gibbs on JAY-Z’s National Football League deal: "fuck Colin Kaepernick"

    During a press conference on Wednesday, Jay-Z and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discussed details of their new partnership. The Bronx native has shared her two cents on Young How striking a controversial NFL/Roc Nation deal.
    US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

    US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

    For now, the player currently ranked No. 1 in the world is concerned about her chances of making another deep run in NY . Djokovic won the tournament for the first time a year ago , getting the only Masters 1000 title that had eluded him.
  • Kristen Stewart & Vincent Cassel in First Trailer for 'Underwater' Movie

    Kristen Stewart & Vincent Cassel in First Trailer for 'Underwater' Movie

    Underwater is directed by William Eubank and also stars Vincent Cassel , Jessica Henwick , Mamoudou Athie , and T.J. If Kristen Stewart had followed my advice, she wouldn't be chased by albino hell monsters.
    ISRO to put Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit on Tuesday

    ISRO to put Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit on Tuesday

    We will provide a critical velocity to Chandrayaan-2: reduce its velocity and change its direction so that it enters Moon's orbit. After shooting off into space, the spacecraft's orbit was "progressively increased five times" between July 23 and August 6.

    Why Is PrepAway Considered to Be the Best Platform for Exam Dumps?

    However, it’s not easy to tell which one of those sources offers authentic exam dumps that will help you pass your test. All you need to do is to identify the best site for exam dumps, and you will pass your certification test with flying colors.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.