TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of right-wing and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon, where four people were injured in similar rallies on June 30, police said.
Police tried to keep the two sides apart as protesters chanted and hurled insults at each other. Authorities set up a security perimeter around a waterfront park and officers frisked attendees and confiscated flag poles and other potential weapons.
The charges against the four people arrested ranged from harassment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, unlawful use of a weapon and other charges, police said.
All four will be arraigned in court on Monday.
Neither a police spokesperson nor bail information was immediately available on the four arrested.
Clashes after similar protests in Portland in June sent four people including a police officer to the hospital.
Among the right-wing marchers, some of whom wore body armor and carried shields, were members of the Patriot Prayer group founded by Joey Gibson, a conservative Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate in November’s midterm elections.