Trump Supporters Bring Chaos to Portland in the Name of Their ‘Law and Order’ President

The pro-Trump caravan, which drew hundreds of trucks full of rightwing rabble-rousers to the Oregon city, began in the suburbs with a route that purportedly intended to keep all vehicles on the highway, The New York Times reports. Some of those demonstrators splintered off from the main group, however, and drove into the city’s downtown, where they harassed locals as well as counterprotesters of various affiliations.

Caravan organizers encouraged protesters to arm themselves, according to The Oregonian, though videos posted on social media mostly show Trump supporters shooting paintballs and firing mace at counterprotesters, who themselves hurled unidentifiable objects back at the trucks while yelling at the outsiders to leave. Some caravan participants left their vehicles to punch and otherwise physically antagonize counterprotesters, who stood their ground.

 

Source: Trump Supporters Bring Chaos to Portland in the Name of Their ‘Law and Order’ President