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NYPD accuses BLM protesters of being among guests in Manhattan when Portland breaks into violence


Chaos and vicious clashes between police and BLM protesters broke out in New York, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Louisville on Saturday night, days after it was revealed that the officers who shot Breonna Taylor would not be charged in her death.

In New York City, alfresco dining locals got into quarrels between NYPD and BLM protesters when officials were charged against protesters hiding among restaurant customers.

At the Cowgirl Restaurant in Manhattan's West Village, customers saw the outdoor seating area suddenly flood by officials, knocking protesters down and pushing the crowd away.

The shocking video from the scene shows dozens of BLM protesters handcuffed and pushed next to the candle-lit restaurant tables. Angry guests were seen yelling at protesters and officials who stormed their tables and possibly injured them.

And across the country in Seattle, there were similar anarchic scenes when protesters blocked intersections by setting dumpsters on fire as the nationwide protests went on for a fourth night.

The passionate protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old black paramedic who was shot dead in her Kentucky home during a botched drug robbery in March, and the three police officers behind the robbery are arrested and for their deaths accused.

On Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron indicted former detective Brett Hankison on three willful first-degree harm allegations, accusing him of blindly firing gunfire that went through Taylor's house and the walls of her neighbor's apartment – but there were none Indictment in her death and the other two officers were indicted at all.

Late on Saturday, a dramatic scene occurred between a group of protesters and police who were removing the popular West Village cowgirl restaurant

The guests were caught up in the clashes when some tables and chairs were blown up and police officers fought collared protesters

The guests were caught up in the clashes when some tables and chairs were blown up and police officers fought collared protesters

A police spokesman confirmed "multiple" arrests, while a protester at the scene said the number was likely in the "dozen".

A police spokesman confirmed "multiple" arrests, while a protester at the scene said the number was likely in the "dozen".

The scuffle and the ensuing arrests took place just yards from where people ate out and enjoyed burgers

The scuffle and the ensuing arrests took place just yards from where people ate out and enjoyed burgers

The video of the arrests showed officers storming demonstrators standing on the sidewalk between pedestrians and guests in the West Village

The video of the arrests showed officials rushing protesters standing on the sidewalk between pedestrians and guests of the West Village

Spectators watched as police tried to arrest BLM protesters who refused to disperse when told to do so by the NYPD

Spectators watched as police tried to arrest BLM protesters who refused to disperse when told to do so by the NYPD

Close-ups show scenes of chaos when police, on bicycles and in riot gear, attempted arrests

Close-ups show scenes of chaos when police, on bicycles and in riot gear, attempted arrests

Angry BLM protesters tried to take recordings on their cell phones while the hand-to-hand combat continued

Angry BLM protesters tried to take recordings on their cell phones while the hand-to-hand combat continued

N.EW YORK CITY

The Big Apple chaos erupted after protesters gathered on the sidewalk on the corner of West 10th and Hudson at the popular Cowgirl eatery mingled with diners sitting outside enjoying their meals.

The protesters had come from the 6th district after police broke off a rally in nearby Washington Square Park.

Followed by police officers on bicycles, the demonstrators received a warning to distract themselves – which they ignored.

"Please note that pedestrians are not allowed to walk on the street or on the street," read the message at the intersection.

Moments after the warning, the police rushed towards them at around 9 p.m. and let guests and protesters fly while tables and chairs were turned upside down.

& # 39; You're terrorizing joy. We didn't come here to do anything other than have fun, ”said protester Shanee Grant.

“The police just came and stormed and took our things … they flooded us. We were gathered peacefully. There was nothing, no violence, ”said one organizer.

The police took a number of people into custody.

The arrests were made for disorderly behavior, according to the NYPD, which did not provide precise information about what measures the arrested had taken.

A police spokesman confirmed "multiple" arrests, while a local protester said the number is likely in "dozens," according to NBC4.

Demonstrators on bicycles demand justice for Breonna Taylor and the conviction of the police who were involved in their fatal shooting in New York

Protesters on bicycles demand justice for Breonna Taylor and conviction of the police who were involved in their fatal shooting in New York

The protesters gathered at Grand Army Plaza on 5th Avenue with Central Park and marched on towards Columbus Circle in New York

The protesters gathered at Grand Army Plaza on 5th Avenue with Central Park and marched on towards Columbus Circle in New York

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Fires were lit on Capitol Hill in Seattle after protests turned violent on the city streets for a fourth night.

Seven people were arrested after protesters smashed windows and started fires.

The group of around 100 protesters marched on Yesler Way at around 5 p.m.

The Seattle Police Department said just before 7pm on Saturday, "Protesters wound their way through the city, causing damage."

In Seattle, fires were set on Capitol Hill after protests turned violent on the city streets for a fourth night

In Seattle, fires were set on Capitol Hill after protests turned violent on the city streets for a fourth night

The Twitter video showed the dumpster fires in the Capitol Hill neighborhood

The Twitter video showed the dumpster fires in the Capitol Hill neighborhood

Streets full of smoke when police arrived on the scene to deal with protesters

Streets full of smoke as police arrived on the scene to deal with protesters

The Seattle firefighters were on hand to put out the dumpster fires that had been set in the Capitol Hill area

The Seattle firefighters were on hand to put out the dumpster fires that had been set in the Capitol Hill area

When police approached protesters on Capitol Hill, they found that several trash cans and dumpsters had been taken onto the street and set on fire along with other rubbish and debris

When police approached protesters on Capitol Hill, they found that several trash cans and dumpsters had been taken onto the street and set on fire along with other rubbish and debris

The scene was similar to Thursday and Wednesday evenings when protesters ran through the streets setting fires.

The scene was similar to Thursday and Wednesday evenings when protesters ran through the streets setting fires.

The protesters gathered again on Capitol Hill, where the area was rocked by consistent demonstrations for weeks during the summer.

When police approached protesters on Capitol Hill, they found that several trash cans and dumpsters had been taken onto the street and set on fire along with other rubbish and debris.

Bicycles and scooters for rent were also set on fire.

The scene was similar to Thursday and Wednesday evenings when protesters ran through the streets setting fires.

These demonstrations were declared a riot by police after explosives were thrown, property damaged and several officers injured.

The demonstrations have taken place in the area of ​​the East Precinct, which has been fortified with concrete barricades and fences since police cleared the CHOP or Capitol Hill Protest Zone earlier this summer.

Police said firefighters put out the lit fires and the area remained closed to traffic on Saturday night.

The demonstrations were declared a riot by police after explosives were thrown, property damaged and several officers injured

The demonstrations were declared a riot by police after explosives were thrown, property damaged and several officers injured

Protesters damaged the windows and doors of buildings in downtown Seattle

Protesters damaged the windows and doors of buildings in downtown Seattle

Graffiti was spotted on the sidewalk and walls in Seattle

A firefighter puts out the dumpster fire

Graffiti was spotted left on the sidewalk and walls in Seattle. A firefighter puts out the dumpster fire, right

LOUSIVILLE, KENTUCKY

A varied crowd of hundreds marched the streets of Louisville singing "Black Lives Matter" on Saturday night.

People in the crowd also sang "No Justice, No Peace" as cars honked along a busy downtown Kentucky thoroughfare where demonstrations took place for more than 120 days over the death of the 26-year-old black woman in a police operation gone wrong.

A couple of police cars followed him and officials ordered protesters to stay on the sidewalk and off the street before the march ended. Many ended up briefly in a square in the city center that was the focus of the protests.

Black Lives Matter protesters march in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family on Friday urged Kentucky authorities to release all footage of body cameras, police files and transcripts of grand jury hearings, which did not result in charges against police officers who killed the black woman in a drug attack in her home in March

Louisville police officers patrol Jefferson Square during the curfew, where protesters gathered, after a grand jury decided not to bring murder charges against police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Louisville police officers patrol Jefferson Square during the curfew, where protesters gathered, after a grand jury decided not to bring murder charges against police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

National Guard soldiers prepare to clear a park where protesters have gathered in Louisville, Kentucky

National Guard soldiers prepare to clear a park where protesters have gathered in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Police officers stand guard on a local street during the curfew in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Police officers stand guard on a local street during the curfew in Louisville, Kentucky

However, as curfew approached at 9 p.m., a police loudspeaker announced that anyone who stayed in the park would be arrested for curfew. The square emptied as people left and many dispersed, although a group walked to a nearby church where protesters had taken refuge the previous nights.

When a crowd gathered outside the First Unitarian Church late Saturday, a fire was set on a nearby street after 11 p.m.

Police said fireworks burned a car and windows were broken in nearby Spalding University buildings. Police tweeted that arrests were being made, but certain numbers were not released immediately.

Some protesters were seen with makeshift plywood signs. Others took refuge in the church, which closed its doors around midnight.

Protests against the murder of Breonna Taylor continued in Louisville on Saturday for the fourth day in a row

Protests against the murder of Breonna Taylor continued in Louisville for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday

Police officers stand by as protesters march past them on Saturday afternoon in Louisville

Police officers stand by as protesters march past them on Saturday afternoon in Louisville

Protesters marched out of Jefferson Square Park, which was the starting point for the marches this week and which is home to the Breonna Taylor Memorial

Protesters marched out of Jefferson Square Park, which was the starting point for the marches this week and which is home to the Breonna Taylor Memorial

A protester attempts to burn a US blue flag while waiting for the curfew to begin in Jefferson Square, Louisville

A protester attempts to burn a US blue flag while waiting for the curfew to begin in Jefferson Square, Louisville

Protests against the murder of Breonna Taylor continued in Louisville for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday

Protests against the murder of Breonna Taylor continued in Louisville on Saturday for the fourth day in a row

The Breonna Taylor Memorial is pictured in Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville

The Breonna Taylor Memorial is pictured in Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville

An earlier protest on Friday evening was peaceful, despite police arresting 22 people for violating the curfew. A police spokesman said some were also accused of not dispersing.

The Mayor of Louisville, Greg Fischer, had urged further peaceful protests during an appearance at a press conference on Saturday evening.

"I am aware that many in our community are hurt and angry about the decisions that were announced this week," said Fischer. The mayor said he supported the protesters' right to protest under the First Amendment, although "we are only asking you to please do so peacefully".

Taylor was shot multiple times on March 13 after her boyfriend shot officials who broke into her home during a narcotics robbery by white officials. Taylor's friend said he didn't know who would come in and fire and wound an officer in self-defense.

On Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a grand jury that had charged an officer with willful harm. He said he fired shots at a neighboring house during the raid that did not hit anyone. This officer was fired.

National Guard soldiers prepare to clear Jefferson Square Park, where protesters in Louisville have gathered

National Guard soldiers prepare to clear Jefferson Square Park, where protesters in Louisville have gathered

In downtown Louisville, protesters took to the streets for a fourth night

In downtown Louisville, protesters took to the streets for a fourth night

Pictured is a Louisville Police and National Guard security checkpoint

Pictured is a Louisville Police and National Guard security checkpoint

At least 100 people protested Saturday night, planning to march to the East End of Louisville

At least 100 people protested Saturday night, planning to march to the East End of Louisville

Cameron said the other officers were not charged with Taylor's murder for acting to protect themselves.

Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, visited a downtown park with her family and lawyers on Friday and urged Kentucky officials to release all body camera footage, police files and the grand jury's transcripts. Palmer said in a statement from a family member that she felt the criminal justice system had let her down. Palmer marched at the head of Friday's protest march.

The grand jury's decision weighed heavily on protesters like Amber Brown. Brown, a key figure in the downtown demonstrations, said she was angry.

"It feels like we've been going backwards," she said on Friday night. "I think people are still in shock and we're not sure how to move forward."

Brown criticized the police in the city center, which had been in effect since the beginning of the week.

"People are afraid to exercise their first adjustment right," she said. “Since when has there been a curfew for protests? Since when has there been a curfew for freedom and civil rights? & # 39;

Police officers prepare to clear protesters in Jefferson Square Park ahead of the 9 p.m. curfew, which was ignored

Police officers prepare to clear protesters in Jefferson Square Park ahead of the 9 p.m. curfew, which was ignored

Protesters spend time on a church property in Louisville. There is a 9pm curfew in town that people should be home by

Louisville police officers stand guard as protesters march during a peaceful Saturday protest

Louisville police officers stand guard as protesters march during a peaceful Saturday protest

National Guard soldiers prepare to clear a park where protesters have gathered in Louisville, Kentucky

National Guard soldiers prepare to clear a park where protesters have gathered in Louisville, Kentucky

DENVER, COLORADO

Several different groups had separate marches and rallies planned in Denver on Saturday. The March 4 Black Women Denver organized a March to Silence in Solidarity at 10 a.m. and marched to the State Capitol.

Other rallies and protests took place during the day, including those of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

The city also witnessed a Drop The Charge march and rally in direct response to the arrest and indictment of several activists in connection with protests earlier this summer.

& # 39; We are not afraid! We have people's power and justice on our side! Stand up, defend yourself! Drop the fees now! & # 39; they sang.

According to CBS Denver, the Denver police arrested a man for a gun violation during the protest.

YORBA LINDA, CALIFORNIA

Two people were hit by a car and injured on Saturday during a demonstration in southern California attended by members of the Black Lives Matter and counter-protesters.

The incident occurred in the town of Yorba Linda, about 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The injured were rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver of the car was arrested, said Carrie Braun, spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriffs Department.

The incident came while members of Black Lives Matter were demonstrating against police brutality and systemic racism.

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, California on Saturday

Protesters and counter-protesters from Black Lives Matter meet in Yorba Linda. Police eventually declared the event an illegal gathering and cleared the streets near Yorba Linda and Imperial

Counter-protesters crossed the six-lane Imperial Highway and confronted the BLM protesters, the authorities said. The protesters also faced each other in the parking lot of Yorba Linda's public library, Braun said.

A white limousine came through the crowd in the parking lot or the exit of the parking lot in the public library and injured two people, Braun said. People chased the car when it tried to drive away and it was eventually stopped and surrounded by police, she said.

It was not known how fast the car was going, but the rear windshield had broken out and a flagpole was sticking out. The windshield was also smashed. The driver of the car was arrested, said Braun.

Braun said there were 300 people in total and at one point it was declared an illegal gathering and distribution orders were issued.

On Thursday evening, a protester was hit by a pickup truck during a march in Hollywood and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Los Angeles police said Friday the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was trying to maneuver through the crowd when protesters began beating the vehicle with sticks and tried to open the door.

The driver tried to get out of the situation when he hit the protester. The driver stopped several blocks away and worked with officers. He was released pending the investigation.

Authorities said people were hit by a car and injured about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles during the Black Lives Matter protest and counter-protest

Orange County Sheriff's MPs hold protesters and counter-protesters apart in Yorba Linda. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun said the injured were rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was arrested

PORTLAND, OREGON

Portland Police arrested protesters against police brutality Saturday night as they gathered downtown.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a video on social media showed officials attacking protesters and making arrests when the crowd of hundreds of people yelled at them. Police ordered protesters to withdraw and leave the street when they were arrested.

At some point, protesters burned the stars and stripes in the middle of the street.

Protesters sang: "No good police officers in a racist system!"

Black Lives Matter protesters burned the American flag in Portland, Oregon

Black Lives Matter protesters burned the American flag in Portland, Oregon

Portland Police arrested protesters against police brutality Saturday night as they gathered downtown

Portland Police arrested protesters against police brutality Saturday night as they gathered downtown

The stars and stripes were burned in the middle of the street during the protest

The stars and stripes were burned in the middle of the street during the protest

The American flag was set on fire as part of a protest in Portland, Oregon

Die amerikanische Flagge wurde im Rahmen eines Protests in Portland, Oregon, in Brand gesetzt

Ein Mann wird von der Polizei in Portland während eines Protestes gegen Black Lives Matter am Samstagabend festgenommen

Ein Mann wird von der Polizei in Portland während eines Protestes gegen Black Lives Matter am Samstagabend festgenommen

Ein Mann wurde zu Boden gezwungen, als er in Portland von der Polizei festgenommen wurde

Ein Mann wurde zu Boden gezwungen, als er in Portland von der Polizei festgenommen wurde

Polizei von Portland verhaftet BLM-Anhänger außerhalb des Justizzentrums in Portland, Oregon

Polizei von Portland verhaftet BLM-Anhänger außerhalb des Justizzentrums in Portland, Oregon

Die Polizei wurde in Ganzkörperpanzern und Kampfausrüstung gesehen, als sie sich auf den Umgang mit Demonstranten vorbereitete

Die Polizei wurde in Ganzkörperpanzern und Kampfausrüstung gesehen, als sie sich auf den Umgang mit Demonstranten vorbereitete

Die Polizei von Portland verhaftet BLM-Anhänger außerhalb des Justizzentrums in der Innenstadt von Portland

Die Polizei von Portland verhaftet BLM-Anhänger außerhalb des Justizzentrums in der Innenstadt von Portland

Die Polizei von Portland verhaftete diejenigen, die gegen das Gesetz verstoßen hatten, als sie an dem Protest in der Innenstadt teilnahmen

Die Polizei von Portland verhaftete diejenigen, die gegen das Gesetz verstoßen hatten, als sie an dem Protest in der Innenstadt teilnahmen

Ein Offizier ist mit seinem Schlagstock abgebildet, der bereit ist, jeden Demonstranten zu schwingen, der sich nähert

Ein Offizier ist mit seinem Schlagstock abgebildet, der bereit ist, jeden Demonstranten zu schwingen, der sich nähert

Am Samstagabend schien es in den Straßen von Portland Kämpfe mit der Polizei zu geben

Am Samstagabend schien es in den Straßen von Portland Kämpfe mit der Polizei zu geben

Am anderen Ende des politischen Spektrums versammelten sich am Samstag rund tausend Anhänger der rechtsgerichteten Proud Boys-Gruppe, einige bewaffnet, in Portland zu einem weitgehend friedlichen Ereignis, das weit weniger Anhänger anzog, als die Organisatoren prognostiziert und die staatlichen Behörden befürchtet hatten.

Die Kundgebung in einem Park in Nord-Portland endete nach einigen Stunden Reden und Gesängen, viele gegen Antifaschisten und Black Lives Matter-Gruppen, die in der Nähe einen Gegenprotest veranstalteten.

"Sie sind aus den richtigen Gründen hier, die Leute auf der Straße sind gegen Amerika", sagte ein namenloser Sprecher in einem Video, das auf der Parler-Seite der selbsternannten "Western Chauvinist" Proud Boys veröffentlicht wurde.

Ein Demonstrant wird während der Ereignisse am Samstagabend in Portland von der Polizei festgenommen

Ein Demonstrant wird während der Ereignisse am Samstagabend in Portland von der Polizei festgenommen

Eine Polizistin beteiligt sich an der Verhaftung eines Anhängers von Black Lives Matter

Eine Polizistin beteiligt sich an der Verhaftung eines Anhängers von Black Lives Matter

Die Polizei stellte sich in einer einschüchternden Machtdemonstration in der Innenstadt von Portland auf

Die Polizei stellte sich in einer einschüchternden Machtdemonstration in der Innenstadt von Portland auf

Ein Mann wird während des Protestes in Portland am Samstagabend mit Plastikbändern gefesselt

Ein Mann wird während des Protestes in Portland am Samstagabend mit Plastikbändern gefesselt

Die Polizei versuchte, die Straßen von Demonstranten zu räumen, als die Nacht anbrach

Die Polizei versuchte, die Straßen von Demonstranten zu räumen, als die Nacht anbrach

Ein Beamter schreit Anweisungen und die Polizei bereitet sich auf eine Konfrontation mit Demonstranten vor

Ein Beamter schreit Anweisungen und die Polizei bereitet sich auf eine Konfrontation mit Demonstranten vor

In der Innenstadt von Portland waren am Samstagabend Schlachten mit der Polizei ein häufiger Anblick

In der Innenstadt von Portland waren am Samstagabend Schlachten mit der Polizei ein häufiger Anblick

Offiziere planen, was als nächstes zu tun ist, wenn Proteste einschüchtern und drohende Gesten machen

Offiziere planen, was als nächstes zu tun ist, wenn Proteste einschüchtern und drohende Gesten machen

Die Proud Boys veranstalten eine Kundgebung in Portland, Oregon. Gouverneurin Kate Brown erklärte vor der Kundgebung am Samstag den Ausnahmezustand, als die Angst vor politischer Gewalt zwischen Proud Boys und Demonstranten der Black Lives Matter zunahm

Die Proud Boys veranstalten eine Kundgebung in Portland, Oregon. Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency prior to Saturdays rally as fears of political violence between Proud Boys and Black Lives Matter protesters grew

Armed left-wing Black Lives Matter protesters (above) gathered in another Portland park about three miles away to counter protest the Proud Boys. It raised fears of violent clashes, but the two rallies dispersed without major incident

Armed left-wing Black Lives Matter protesters (above) gathered in another Portland park about three miles away to counter protest the Proud Boys. It raised fears of violent clashes, but the two rallies dispersed without major incident

After the rally, Proud Boys were spotted loading into trucks with shields and paintball guns in a caravan headed to Vancouver

After the rally, Proud Boys were spotted loading into trucks with shields and paintball guns in a caravan headed to Vancouver

The Proud Boys bow their heads and kneel in prayer at the start of the rally which then erupted into chants

The Proud Boys bow their heads and kneel in prayer at the start of the rally which then erupted into chants

The Proud Boys forecast a crowd of at least 10,000 when they asked for a permit to hold the demonstration, a request that was denied by the city.

State Governor Kate Brown declared a weekend state of emergency for Oregon's biggest city, saying 'white supremacist groups' were traveling from out of state to attend the rally called by the Proud Boys to 'end domestic terrorism' in Portland.

The Democratic-run city has seen four months of near-daily demonstrations against police violence and racism, many ending in violence.

Proud Boys leaders said the group's presence pushed Brown to declare an emergency and create a state and local police task force to keep the peace in a city President Donald Trump has called an 'anarchist jurisdiction.'

'It's crazy that it takes us to come here to solve things,' Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio said in video on the group's Parler page.

Many right-wing members carried flags and Trump 2020 merchandise as they shouted and chanted at the rally

Many right-wing members carried flags and Trump 2020 merchandise as they shouted and chanted at the rally

About 1,000 people gathered at the right-wing Proud Boys rally in Delta Park on Saturday in Portland, Oregon

About 1,000 people gathered at the right-wing Proud Boys rally in Delta Park on Saturday in Portland, Oregon

Proud Boy organizers take the stage at a right-wing rally on Saturday, amid fears of violent clashes with counter-protesters

Proud Boy organizers take the stage at a right-wing rally on Saturday, amid fears of violent clashes with counter-protesters

Police say banned shields were spotted at both rallies, and vowed to seize them 'as can be done safely and as resources allow'

Police say banned shields were spotted at both rallies, and vowed to seize them 'as can be done safely and as resources allow'

A Proud Boy supporter is seen carrying a bat and an American flag at Saturday's rally. A large counter-protest nearby led to fears of violent clashes between left-wing and right-wing groups

A Proud Boy supporter is seen carrying a bat and an American flag at Saturday's rally. A large counter-protest nearby led to fears of violent clashes between left-wing and right-wing groups

Proud Boys members drink Coors light while shouting and gesturing at the rally Saturday

Proud Boys members drink Coors light while shouting and gesturing at the rally Saturday

Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden has said Trump's rhetoric is stoking political violence.

As the Proud Boys rally broke up, Portland Police stopped one vehicle and confiscated firearms, paintball guns, baseball bats and shields.

The city remained on edge into the night given fears of clashes.

Local and state leaders said in a letter to the community that Proud Boys supporters had openly discussed military-style tactical operations and planned to cause chaos and violence while claiming to be acting in support of police.

Police said they were investigating an assault of one person documenting the Proud Boys rally and a total of three people were arrested there and at the counter-protest that also drew around 1,000 people.

The men-only Proud Boys group describes itself as a fraternal organization that 'venerates the housewife' and is 'anti-political correctness.'

Civil rights group The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the Proud Boys as a hate group, citing its members' anti-Muslim and misogynist rhetoric.

Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators kneel in prayer at the rally

Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators kneel in prayer at the rally

Dozens of people waving MAGA flags and decked in Proud Boys merchandise arrived early for the right-wing rally Saturday

Dozens of people waving MAGA flags and decked in Proud Boys merchandise arrived early for the right-wing rally Saturday

Dozens of people waving MAGA flags and decked in Proud Boys merchandise arrived early for the right-wing rally Saturday

Dozens of people waving MAGA flags and decked in Proud Boys merchandise arrived early for the right-wing rally Saturday

Proud Boys and far-right groups kneel in prayer while clutching cans at the rally in an Oregon park Saturday

Proud Boys and far-right groups kneel in prayer while clutching cans at the rally in an Oregon park Saturday

A supporter of the far right group Proud Boys carries a paintball gun at a rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday

A supporter of the far right group Proud Boys carries a paintball gun at a rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday

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