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Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally

APTOPIX Portland Protests
Posted at 9:57 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 09:57:47-04

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence on Saturday, though they are investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face.

Several hundred people, dozens of them wearing militarized body armor, gathered Saturday afternoon — far fewer than the 10,000 organizers had expected.

Organizers described the event as a free speech event to support President Donald Trump and the police, restore law and order and condemn anti-fascists.

Multiple events also drew 1,000 counter-protesters.