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FBI Takes Guns From 'Unhinged' Ex-Marine

Shane Kohfield said he might have to 'slaughter' antifa members

(Newser) - Publicly threatening mass murder tends to get people's attention—and Shane Kohfield learned his actions were no exception. The FBI used Oregon's new "red flag" law to take guns from the ex-Marine after he stood outside the Portland mayor's house in July with a megaphone saying... More »

Cops Arrest 13, Seize Weapons at Portland Rally

Far-right protesters and anti-fascists swarmed the city

(Newser) - Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray, and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, the AP reports. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. The city's mayor said the... More »

Proud Boys Rally Runs Into Antifa

This time, no one was injured

(Newser) - A Proud Boys rally attracted enough supporters and counter-protesters Saturday to make things interesting for police in Washington, DC, USA Today reports. The self-described "chauvinistic men's" group assembled a crew of about 250 but was outnumbered by liberal opponents, including roughly 50 black-clad antifa members wearing helmets. The... More »

Assault on Right-Wing Writer Calls Attention to Antifa

Andy Ngo ended up in the ER after being roughed up during protest

(Newser) - Portland had a volatile weekend , one that police have officially termed a civil disturbance, though not a riot, reports the Oregonian . In all, three people were arrested and three were hospitalized in clashes between " antifa ," or anti-fascist demonstrators, and far-right groups such as the Proud Boys . But the... More »

Portland Protests Hit With 'Concrete Milkshakes'

Police bust 3 in competing demonstrations between antifa and Proud Boys

(Newser) - Competing demonstrations spilled into the streets of downtown Portland on Saturday, reports the AP , with fights breaking out as marchers clashed. At least three groups had rallies or demonstrations at different sites in the city, including members of the so-called Proud Boys and anti-fascist groups that include "antifa,"... More »

Charlottesville Suspect's Legal Team Hints at Self-Defense

Jury selection underway in trial of James Fields

(Newser) - It looks like the man accused of deliberately ramming his car into a crowd of people in Charlottesville will try to sway jurors with a self-defense strategy. Lawyers for James Fields suggested as much Monday as jury selection got underway in the closely watched murder trial in Virginia, reports C-ville ... More »

Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright

Smash Racism, DC, turned up at Fox host's home Wednesday

(Newser) - Current and former Fox News personalities are blasting what they say was a terrifying display at the Washington, DC, home of Tucker Carlson Wednesday night. Carlson wasn't home but says his wife called police and locked herself in a pantry when protesters from a group called Smash Racism, DC,... More »

NYPD Makes First 'Proud Boys' Arrest

Geoffrey Young, 38, charged with rioting, attempted assault

(Newser) - The NYPD remains on the lookout for 11 people involved in a Oct. 12 clash between members of the "Proud Boys" far-right group and others now identified as "antifa" members, but has made one arrest. Geoffrey Young was taken into custody at his home in New City, NY,... More »

Patriot Prayer, Antifa Rumble in Portland

4 arrested in Oregon amid scuffles between protesters, counter-protesters

(Newser) - The Portland Police Bureau says four people were arrested during rowdy protests between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists. The bureau says in a statement that officers also seized "multiple weapons throughout the day," reports the AP . The rally was organized by Joey Gibson, leader of right-wing leaning group... More »

At Patriot Prayer March in Portland, Cops Declare Riot

After reports of assaults between group, antifa, march permit is revoked

(Newser) - Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot and ordered participants in a march by Patriot Prayer to disperse after officers saw assaults and projectiles being thrown. Police said Saturday that some arrests were made at the downtown protest, reports the AP . The problems occurred as two opposing protest groups—Patriot... More »

Man Wearing Swastika Gets Knocked Out in Seattle

Witnesses say he was harassing people downtown

(Newser) - A man wearing a swastika armband was knocked out cold on the streets of Seattle Sunday after reportedly instigating fights in the city's downtown area. Police say they were on the scene within minutes of the fights being reported, but arrived to find the man already unconscious on the... More »

Pelosi One of First Top Democrats to Blast Antifa

Protesters' violence deserves 'unequivocal condemnation'

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi managed a rare feat this week: She pleased right-wing sites including Breitbart and the Washington Times . How so? The House minority leader condemned "antifa" protesters who turned violent at a weekend protest in Berkeley . "Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public,... More »

Black Journalist Who Protected Alt-Right Protester Has No Regrets

'It doesn't matter if he doesn't see my humanity ... I see his'

(Newser) - When journalist Al Letson saw a suspected alt-right protester being beaten by "antifa" supporters in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday , he didn't stop to consider what the fallen man might think of him. Letson, who is black, simply wanted to save him. Running into the crowd, Letson jumped on... More »

Don't Expect 'Antifa' Movement to Go Away Anytime Soon

'More Charlottesvilles, or worse, may be coming,' writes prof in 'NYT'

(Newser) - Sunday's violence in Berkeley has brought renewed attention to the "antifa" movement, general shorthand for groups of black-clad "anti-fascist" protesters who show up at rallies to confront far-right protesters. In his post-Charlottesville remarks, President Trump blamed the antifa movement for contributing to the violence, and Sunday's... More »

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