The latest far-right march in Portland quickly staked a claim as the most violent.
The gathering of alt-right and white nationalist groups in Tom McCall Waterfront Park today immediately descended into brawling with antifascist counter-protesters that left several men bleeding and soaked in pepper spray.
The crowd at today’s “Patriot Prayer” event was small—no more than 100 people on each side. It was a shadow of the events of June 4, when thousands of counter-protesters surrounded an alt-right “free speech” rally held in the wake of a double slaying by a white supremacist on a Portland MAX train. Since then, “Patriot Prayer” marches have had diminished attendance.