Police in Portland, Oregon declared a civil disturbance on Saturday after counter-protesters from Antifa showed up at a downtown Patriot Prayer rally and threw projectiles at the police, resulting in the deployment of flash grenades.
The disturbance comes around a month after "Rose City" Antifa squared off with conservatives in a violent altercation that took place in the middle of Second Avenue.
Meanwhile, Portland PD announced that they were shutting down the protest near SW Naito Parkway and SW Columbia streets:
The sound truck has announced: pic.twitter.com/qTiKhcs7pK— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 4, 2018
Earlier in the day a man "got in a struggle with some black clad dudes over a flag and one of them clubbed him," according to journalist Mike Bivins, after which the man bled onto the street.
Man down. He’s dripping blood from his head. This is serious. He got in a struggle with some black clad dudes over a flag and one of them clubbed him. Video coming. #DefendPDX #Alloutpdx pic.twitter.com/2rWnAkAC2J— PDX Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) August 4, 2018
Video shows a struggle for a flag and then a black-clad person hit this dude in the head before he drops. I was watching the blood pour out of his head and into the street. #DefendPDX #AllOutPDX pic.twitter.com/KPRk1D8l00— PDX Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) August 4, 2018
Officers have continued to seize items that can be used as weapons throughout today’s protests. pic.twitter.com/s5QsyxuKrI— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 4, 2018
PPB Officers have seized additional weapons from protesters. pic.twitter.com/PIZfk1OGka— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 4, 2018