Video footage from a pro-Trump rally in Salem, Ore., on Monday that shows Trump-supporting Proud Boys chasing down and attacking BLM counter protesters is also unlikely to change those people’s minds.
Newsweek reports that during the Labor Day rally, in which Proud Boys members drove to Salem from a pro-Trump vehicle rally at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City to join several dozen Trump supporters outside the Oregon State Capitol, at least two members of the right-wing group were arrested after being recorded chasing down, beating and macing BLM demonstrators on multiple occasions.
One man was seen hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat and knocked to the ground after being rushed by a group of Proud Boys in a video posted on Twitter by Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Sergio Olmos.
He was then seen being repeatedly punched in the face by another Proud Boy and then maced in the face by a woman.
“That’s for everything that you did to me, b****. Told you I’d get you!” She can be heard saying in the clip.
According to Olmos, police arrived and told the Proud Boys to turn around, but no arrests were made at that time.
A short time later, videos showed a group of Proud Boys chasing down a sole Black Lives Matter supporter in a park near the state capitol. “Get out of here, you f*g!” one of the Proud Boys is heard saying.
Seconds later, a group of local police officers are seen stepping in and detaining people.