Protesters engaged in violent clashes in Portland, Oregon, on August 22, with a number of those involved using shields and batons to attack rival groups.
The opposing groups, which were identified by local news sources as pro-Trump activists, Proud Boys, and Black Lives Matter demonstrators, clashed outside the Justice Center in Downtown Portland.
The violence preceded the 87th night of protests in the city, culminating in local police declaring a riot.
In a statement on Twitter, Portland Police said, “Federal officials have declared an unlawful assembly in Terri Schrunk Plaza. The crowd is being ordered to disperse to the North or be subject to force, arrest, or crowd control munitions.”
Videographer Brendan Gutenschwager captured footage of the scene from the thick of the clashes on Saturday. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful