Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Portland on Friday as authorities anticipate violent clashes between opposing groups over the weekend during a scheduled rally held by a right-wing group. Members of the Proud Boys plan to gather at a downtown park on Saturday.
With ongoing left-wing demonstrations, this could set the stage for violent confrontations. Both sides have already clashed in the city on several occasions.
Brown said, “The Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer groups have come to Portland time and time again from out of state looking for a fight and the results are always tragic.” “Let me be perfectly clear: We will not tolerate any kind of violence this weekend. Those stoking the flames of violence, those coming to Portland looking for a fight will be held accountable.”
Sources: NYpost, Foxnews; Image: NYpost