Tensions between protestors from the Proud Boys, an organization that admits only men and is notorious for street fights, the "HimToo Movement," a movement against false rape allegations organized by conservative activist Haley Adams, and counter-protestors from Rose City Antifa escalated on Saturday, with representatives from both parties getting violent.
Some participants were reported throwing milkshakes mixed with quick-drying cement, raw eggs and pepper spray at others, and the gatherings were deemed a "civil disturbance and unlawful assembly" by the Portland PD.
Gage Halupowski, 23, was charged with multiple counts of assault including on a public safety officer. James K. Stocks, 21, was charged with harassment, and Maria C. Dehart, 23, was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment.
Police just cleared a group from the corner of Sixth and Morrison ... firing less-lethal rounds of some sort. Pepper spray smell in the air. pic.twitter.com/Wn8vPXglw3— Jim Ryan (@Jimryan015) 29 июня 2019 г.
The crowd surrounded some people, at least 1 milkshake was thrown. Another person jumped onto the grounds of the Pioneer Courthouse and yelled at by police to get away. pic.twitter.com/a8OSAXyLa3— Everton Bailey Jr. (@EvertonBailey) 29 июня 2019 г.
Large group of anti-fascists arrived and briefly engaged remaining right-wing group. Police quickly separated groups and are now blocking access to 6th and Morrison once again pic.twitter.com/su0lHIV8Oo— Dave Killen (@killendave) 29 июня 2019 г.
"During today's events, there were multiple assaults reported, as well as projectiles thrown at demonstrators and officers," the police said in a statement. "There were also reports of pepper spray and bear spray being used by people in the crowd. Officers deployed pepper spray during the incident. There were reports of individuals throwing "milkshakes" with a substance mixed in that was similar to quick-drying cement. One subject was arrested for throwing a substance during the incident."
At least one more incident was reported involving Andy Ngo, a conservative writer, who appeared to have been attacked by antifa members.
The demonstrations came nearly a year to the day after Patriot Prayer and antifascist activists engaged in violence last June 30. Portland police declared that clash a riot.