One dead in Portland as pro-Trump rally clashes with anti-racist protesters

Pro-Trump rally in Portland, Oregon.

Portland, August 31 (RHC)-- In Portland, Oregon, one person was shot dead at a pro-Trump caravan rally over the weekend.  The man who was killed was wearing a hat with the insignia of far-right group Patriot Prayer.  The identity of the shooter is still unknown. 

Before the fatal shooting, the pro-Trump caravan clashed with anti-racist protesters who have been taking to the streets for three straight months following the police killing of George Floyd. 

In the span of several hours early Sunday, President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm in which he, among other things, retweeted conspiracy theories about the protests being a coup to remove him from office.  He also attacked Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for, in Trump's opinion, not doing enough to quell the disturbances and threaten to send in more federal troops. 

Edited by Ed Newman



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