PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The group called Three Percenters organized a gathering outside Seattle City Hall complete with a permit, but it didn’t take long for anti-fascist groups to attempt a takeover.
According to Q13 Fox, the Three Percenters showed up for their legal and permitted gathering at the City Hall building at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Antifa then showed up dressed in all black and attempted to illegally take over space to counter-protest. They were quickly moved across the street as a third, moderate but left-leaning group also came to protest against the Three Percenters.
The third group was a combination of local labor organizations, according to Q13 Fox. Those labor groups were reportedly positioned on opposite corners of Antifa. Those groups have been blockaded out by police to allow the Three Percenters to access the City Hall steps during their legal gathering.
Officers said a total of 3 people were arrested. No injuries have been reported from the demonstration.
The protest ended Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. according to Q13 Fox.
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