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Police arrest far-right protester who pointed gun at Portland rally - 2020-09-30

F0.png Police arrest far-right protester who pointed gun at Portland rally September 30, 2020, Conrad Wilson, OPB News

Portland Police have arrested a far-right protester and member of the Proud Boys who pointed a gun at antifascist protesters on Aug. 22 in downtown Portland.

Alan James Swinney, 50, is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on multiple assault charges, pointing a firearm at another, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of tear gas, stun gun or mace.

Photographs and video from the Aug. 22 rally outside the Multnomah County Justice Center depict Swinney pointing a revolver at a crowd of counterprotesters. Many far-right protesters at the event used weapons such as paintball guns and baseball bats to assault opposing protesters, though there was no police intervention that day due to staffing shortages, police have said.

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{{cite news | first = Conrad | last = Wilson | title = Police arrest far-right protester who pointed gun at Portland rally | url = https://www.opb.org/article/2020/09/30/police-arrest-far-right-protester-who-pointed-gun-at-portland-rally/ | work = OPB News | date = September 30, 2020 | accessdate = October 2, 2020 }}