August 6, 2018 16:46 IST

Right-wing protesters and opponents square off in Portland

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Police fire projectiles at counter-protesters during a rally Police in a US city dispersed chaotic demonstrators of a right-wing group and counter-protesters after scuffles and projectile-throwing took place in a park. "Failure to comply with order may subject you to arrest or citation, and may subject you to the use of riot control agents or impact weapons," Portland Police announced on Twitter and on a loudspeaker at the scene on Saturday. The rally was organised by Patriot Prayer, a far-right group founded by Joey Gibson, who is running for US Senate in Washington, reports Xinhua news agency. Credit: Reuters
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Supporters of the Patriot Prayer group attend a rally in Portland, Oregon The demonstration drew hundreds of Patriot Prayer supporters calling for "free speech" at a waterfront park around mid-day in downtown Portland. Many of the right-wing demonstrators wore helmets and homemade riot gears while another group of counter-protesters from a coalition of labour unions, advocates for immigrant rights and other groups faced them from across the street, holding banners and signs. Credit: Reuters
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A counter-protester throws a smoke canister back towards police A counter-protester throws a smoke canister back towards police during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Oregon, U.S. August 4, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A counter-protester argues with police during A counter-protester argues with police during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Oregon, U.S. August 4, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Supporters attends a rally in Portland Supporters of the Patriot Prayer group attend a rally in Portland, Oregon, U.S. August 4, 2018. Credit: Reuters