Patriot Prayer supporters march in Portland, oregon, June 30, 2018.
A “freedom rally” in Portland, oregon, coordinated by the right-wing group Patriot Prayer was interrupted Saturday after a number of her supporters clashed with anti-fascist (antifa) against protesters.
The event began without incident until after 6 pm, when the members of the Patriot Prayer took to the streets after their meeting in Portland, Terry Schrunk Federal Plaza, the Oregonian reported.
Portland Police revoke permit for Patriot Prayer march @fox12oregon pic.twitter.com/cAfhNgawVR
— Sarah Hurwitz (@sehurwitz) July 1, 2018
Patriot Prayer organizer is Joey Gibson, a U.S. Senate candidate in the state of Washington, the newspaper reported, adding the group is based in Vancouver, Wash., on the other side of the Columbia River from Portland.
Antifa continues to march through the centre of https://t.co/vIJCNxvGiz
— Brenna Kelly (@BrennaKellyNews) July 1, 2018
Tensions escalated as the two groups interrupted each other, according to the report. Antifa members began lobbing the eggs, the half-empty water bottles, and fireworks. Others in the audience lit fireworks and smoke bombs.
The police eventually declared the gathering of a riot, revoked, Gibson’s, and ordered protesters to disperse. The police warned that non-compliance would lead to arrest.
The police now declaring this event a riot. People should leave the area immediately.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) On July 1, 2018
Photos and videos posted on social media showed a number of participants with bleeding injuries.
Officers seized an unspecified number of weapons, including utility knives, and chemical sprays, and made “probable cause” arrests, according to reports.
The two groups clashed in similar circumstances in the same area June 3.
The collision coincided with protests held in several cities Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people protested the “zero tolerance” in AMERICAN immigration policy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.