UPDATING LATEST: Antifa Attacking Police In Portland At Rally w/Video

Antifa started attacking police at a Portland Patriot Prayer Rally on Sunday.

Antifa started attacking police at a Portland Patriot Prayer Rally on Sunday.

Antifa Attack Police At Patriot Prayer Rally

Portland, OR – Antifa counter-protesters, who showed up to protest a Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, became violent and attacked police officers on Sunday at around 1:20 PM.

The Patriot Prayer group is a right-wing group with no connection to white nationalism, although small numbers white nationalists are often attracted to their rallies. Hundreds of Antifa showed up on Sunday to protest a small handful of Patriot Prayer people who showed up at the rally.

Portland Police had erected metal barricades to keep the two groups separated, but did not appear to be manning the barricades. The police seems focuses mainly on keeping the group out of the roadway.

Once Antifa realized that there was nobody around to stop them, they knocked down the police barricade and started throwing projectiles and smoke bombs at police, and even sprayed officers with a fire extinguisher.

Police in crowd control gear then moved in and held a line as Patriot Prayer left.

Antifa ran after Patriot Prayer and continued to be violent, resulting in more arrests, and Antifa started pelting officers with slingshots.

At least one officer has been injured so far.

Video below all via Mike Bivins @itsmikebivins unless otherwise noted:

Via @erkagvra:

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