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13 arrested in a far-right demonstration in Portland


Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair is a staff writer for World News Observer. He is studying ACCA in Pakistan. Besides Accountancy and writing pieces, he loves cooking and nature photography. Zain has attended various modern journalism workshops. Contact: [email protected]

Hundreds of far-right and anti-fascist gathered in demonstration in downtown Portland, Oregon, in a long march that drew the attention of US President Donald Trump and led to the arrest of at least 13 people, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Police seized metal sticks, chemical sprays and other weapons and closed bridges and streets, noting that at least six people were slightly injured, the newspaper said in a report.

“Portland is under close scrutiny,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We hope the mayor can do his job properly,” he said, adding that “we attach great importance to the issue of designating a terrorist organization.”

Portland is one of America’s most liberal cities, a bastion of the leftist anti-fascist Antifa and the ideology of the far-right.

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