US Violence erupts at anti-white nationalist rally in Portland

01:46  11 september  2017
01:46  11 september  2017 Source:   CBS News

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Anti - white nationalist protesters in Portland on Sunday, Sept. PORTLAND -- Violence broke out at an anti - white nationalist rally in Portland that attracted a large police presence on Sunday, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reports.

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Anti-white nationalist protesters in Portland on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.: djyst84vaaaqgbl.jpg© Jennifer Dowling/KOIN-TV djyst84vaaaqgbl.jpg

PORTLAND -- Violence broke out between opposing groups at an anti-white nationalist rally in Portland that left at least one police officer injured, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reports.

Police made several arrests in the city's downtown area as two groups faced off over different views on white nationalism.

The Portland Police Department tweeted that marchers and residents should clear the area for their own safety, adding that officers reported protesters attacking photographers and that projectiles were thrown at officers. They said several arrests were made and at least one officer was injured.

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Gathered for “Unite the Right,” one of the largest far-right gatherings in the U.S. in at least a decade, white nationalist erupted with violence But before the so-called alt-right rally even began, violence erupted between bands of white supremacists and counterprotesters, including anti -fascists and

— Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally "This is about an anti - white climate within the Western world and the need for white people to have advocacy like other groups do

An opposition group held its own protest Sunday which was scheduled for around 2 p.m. local time but instead started around 12:30 p.m.

"We will be there with flags," Joey Gibson of the Patriot Prayer Group said.

Officials said Friday that Portland Stands United Against Hate has a permit. It is not clear if Patriot Prayer does.

Authorities had previously announced a heightened police presence due to past violence between the opposition groups.

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Images: Violence Erupts at White Nationalist Rally in Va. "This is about an anti - white climate within the Western world and the need for white people to have advocacy like other groups do," he said in an interview.

Mayor Ted Wheeler warned protesters that "illegal behavior is unacceptable."

"We will not tolerate acts of violence. We will not tolerate vandalism. We will not tolerate criminal behavior," Wheeler said.

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