Photos: Proud Boys rally stays tame; protesters return downtown


Rallies held during day, protests unfold at night

A man gestures the OK sign that is now seen as a symbol of white supremacy, as hundreds gathered during a Proud Boys rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon on September 26, 2020. – Far-right group “Proud Boys” members gather in Portland to show support to US president Donald Trump and to condemn violence that have been occurring for more than three months during “Black Lives Matter” and “Antifa” protests. (Photo by Maranie R. STAAB / AFP) (Photo by MARANIE R. STAAB/AFP via Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP/KOIN) — An unlawful assembly was declared in Portland hours after demonstrations earlier Saturday ended without many reports of violence.

The day began with a right-wing rally from which counter-protesters largely dispersed without serious violence in the afternoon. The Oregon State Police superintendent and Multnomah County sheriff released a joint statement later Saturday praising the minimal violence.

Later in the evening, hundreds gathered downtown into the early morning hours of Sunday to continue the ongoing protests downtown. One protester lit an American flag on fire, and some protesters were seen shooting fireworks at police. Several arrests were made.

Here is a collection of photos taken Saturday at the various events:

WARNING: Some images contain graphic content and language

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