PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Competing demonstrations went on Saturday in the streets of Portland, with some fighting breaking out when protesters collided with the city, including members of the so-called Proud Boys and anti-fascist groups containing "Antifa", and the fighting took place when Participants of the opposing groups met, says The Oregonian / OregonLive.
The Portland Police Bureau said three people had been arrested in connection with the assault and harassment protests. According to police, local doctors treated eight people, including three policemen. According to police, three people were taken to hospital after an attack.
Andy Ngo, who calls himself editor of the conservative Web site Quillette and says he was "hated by Antifa," said in his Twitter feed that he had been attacked by anti-fascist demonstrators and had to be hospitalized for injuries to treat face and head. Ngo also said the attackers took his camera gear with him.
The demonstrators also clashed with the police and threw water bottles and eggs at the officials. In separate social media posts, the police later in the day declared the situation to be civilly disturbing and warned participants against arrest.
The Portland Police Bureau on Twitter asked the public for help in investigating violent attacks. The office also claimed to have received reports that some of the milkshakes thrown by protesters contained quick-drying cement.
"Demonstration events are naturally very fluid and the management of these events is complex," Deputy Chief Chris Davis said in a statement. "Hundreds of peaceful expressions of freedom that do not lead to violence take place in the city in a given year. Unfortunately, today some community members and officers were injured. We actively investigate these incidents to bring those responsible to justice. "