Protest Declared Riot After Two Groups Have Major Clash

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(TheConservativeNews.org) – The summer of 2020 saw the worst periods of social unrest in the United States in decades. After the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota, far-Left groups like Antifa and BLM took to the streets for months of rioting and violent protesting. While the situation has since calmed down, it hasn’t gone away entirely.

On Friday, June 18, Oregon City saw an ugly resurgence of this kind of violence. The Proud Boys, a controversial conservative group that mainstream media outlets often characterize as “alt-right,” were scheduled to hold a sanctioned voter registration event in Clackamette Park. However, around 50 members of Antifa also showed up at the park. The two groups attacked each other verbally before a physical altercation began, with some of those involved carrying weapons like bats.

Local law enforcement responded by issuing a riot declaration in respect of the disturbance. By the time police managed to separate the two groups, the scenes of violence had persisted for nearly half an hour. 

Incidents like these have, thankfully, become less common in recent months. However, this outbreak of violence is an indication that tensions between militant groups on the Right and Left are still running high.

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