Far-Right Extremists Wanted Blood In Portland's Streets. Once Again, They Got It. - 2019-07-01
But Saturday's violence wasn't an outlier; it was guaranteed. It's been happening on the same streets, hosted by the same far-right extremist groups, on a regular basis since the election of President Donald Trump.
These rallies are specifically organized for the purpose of violence, with makeshift weaponry and bloodied, tearful faces appearing in Portland with regularity over the years. HuffPost has reported on how far-right extremists who organize them meticulously plan to attack their ideological opponents and then claim victimhood when the dust settles.