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Clashes between Antifa and Proud Boys in Portland (VIDEO)

14:55, 09 August 2021
Clashes between Antifa and Proud Boys in Portland (VIDEO)

Members of the far-right Proud Boys and those of the far-left Antifa groups engaged in a brutal stand-off at a prayer service in Portland.

The Proud Boys armed with paintball guns first appeared as guards at the prayer service organized by pastor Artur Pawlowski.

Pawlowski is a notorious pastor who is known for his anti-homosexual comments. Back in May, he was arrested by Canadian police after he called them Nazis for enforcing anti-COVID restrictions.

A short while later, members of the Antifa arrived at the scene and began throwing smoke grenades at the gathered Proud Boys group.

After that both groups engaged in violent activity shot their paintball guns and used pepper spray against each other.

Earlier, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, formed by the largest tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft, announced its plans to start targeting far-right manifestos that are being spread on the social media platforms.