PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Rallies with diametrically opposite viewpoints converged in Eugene Saturday and ended with one arrest in what police described as “largely peaceful” events.
One rally, a pro-Trump event titled “God, Guns and Liberty” by organizers, was held at the same time but in a different place as a Pride march.
The Pride rally was met with little resistance. But counter-protesters showed up for the God, Guns and Liberty rally.
Brandon Howard was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at that rally. The 33-year-old from Springfield allegedly was wearing a helmet, head-butted another protester and had a wrench taped to his arm.
Police said the crowd of about 300 dispersed by 3:30 p.m. and roads reopened to traffic.