A prayer rally in Portland, Oregon became a bedlam of violence after it was attacked by Antifa terrorists, who claimed they were there to protest “violence and hatred.” This all took place Sunday afternoon downtown.
The Vancouver, Washington-based Patriot Prayer group had planned a march at 5 p.m. According to their Facebook page, their group “is about fighting corruption and big government with the strength and power of love.”
According to Fox News, a local Antifa group scheduled a counter-protest for 4 p.m. with the intent of showing “Patriot Prayer, just as we showed them last year, that their violence and hatred has no place in Portland."
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has classified Antifa’s activities in cities throughout America as “domestic terrorist violence,” according to the Politico. They have sent out warnings to city leaders that Antifa has become increasingly willing to instigate dangerous confrontations with people they don’t agree with.
As about 30 Patriot Prayer ralliers began to march, a much larger group of Antifa terrorists rushed at them and threw objects like bottles, rocks, and fireworks. They were even throwing rocks at marchers as they tried to leave, according to freelance journalist Mike Bivins.
Portland Police say they found knives and other weapons on Antifa members as well, and some of them were burning American flags, according to Fox 12 Oregon.
According to The Oregonian, some Patriot Prayer ralliers fought back as they were attacked, with several of them throwing objects and punches, too. No serious injuries were reported, but police did make a few arrests.
The scuffle occurred one year after Antifa terrorists clashed with a Trump Free Speech Rally in Portland, according to Reuters. 14 people were arrested.