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Portland police stand by as Proud Boys and far-right militias flash guns and brawl with antifa counterprotesters – The Washington Post

As the brawls unfolded, Portland police officers remained at a distance.




People in the far-right crowd came armed with paintball guns, metal rods, aluminum bats, fireworks, pepper spray, rifles and handguns. Some people in the opposing left-leaning crowd brought rocks, fireworks and bottles filled with chemical solutions. Both crowds sported shields and helmets.
The two groups sparred for more than two hours, as people exchanged blows, fired paintballs at each other and blasted chemicals indiscriminately into the crowd. People lobbed fireworks back and forth. At lea…

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