- Hundreds of anti-fascist organizers and others descended on downtown Portland, Oregon, on Sunday to face off against a smaller but vocal contingent of right-wing demonstrators, CNN reported.
- Mayor Ted Wheeler had asked the federal government to revoke permits for two right-wing “free speech” events, including Sunday’s Trump Free Speech Rally, in the wake of the MAX murders.
- But organizers Patriot Prayer ended up being allowed to host the event, albeit with heavy security; riot police and federal agents with body armor, batons and long arms lined the streets, while loudspeakers announced movement restrictions for attendees of both the Trump event and counter-demonstrations.
- The situation quickly escalated, according to FOX 12 Oregon’s live feed. Read more (6/5/17)
the Portland MAX white supremacist is a perfect example of why racism, homophobia etc shouldn't be considered free speech. it's dangerous. no not everyone who hates marginalised people is going to be a physical threat, but they are 100% are mentally. this man was allowed to shout racist slurs and throw nazi salutes at a 'free speech' rally... where were the police? muslims get kicked off a fucking plane for just existing let alone spewing racial slurs etc. yet they're painted as terrorists.