One man was shot and killed in downtown Portland as dueling demonstrations — one a pro-Trump car caravan and another a counter-protest mounted by various opposing groups — unfolded late Saturday.
Portland police said the man was shot around 8:45 p.m. near Southwest Third Avenue and Alder Street.
Next to the body was camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, which commonly indicate support for law enforcement.
The far-right group has been at the center of multiple Portland demonstrations that often culminate in violent clashes.
Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson said he had also seen the photo of the man killed.
It’s the third consecutive weekend competing groups have clashed downtown, events that have grown increasingly violent as Portland protests against systemic racism and police brutality stretch into their fourth month.
On Aug. 15, a person fired shots inside a parking garage shortly after dueling demonstrations came to a head in the afternoon. »