PORTLAND descended into violent chaos once again as a huge brawl erupted between hundreds of Proud Boys and Antifa protesters on Saturday.
Shocking footage shows the rightwing militia wearing paramilitary gear attempting to engage Antifa members and anti-police protesters in combat as the groups fought with baseball bats and hurled objects in a plaza across from a federal building.
One video posted to Twitter allegedly shows Proud Boys member Alan Swinney point a gun at Antifa protesters – but no shots were fired.
Police did not intervene as Antifa sprayed Proud Boys with silly string and water guns while Proud Boys hit protesters with paint balls, pepper balls and mace.
“Each skirmish appeared to involve willing participants and the events were not enduring in time, so officers were not deployed to intervene,” Portland Police Bureau said in a news release.
Cops used a sound truck to make announcements asking for the groups to separate and move to the sidewalks and “to self-monitor for criminal activity,” the release reads.
Officers also found shields and a bucket containing condoms filled with an unknown liquid substance staged near the park.
Antifa ultimately won out over the Proud Boys, who ended up retreating. The militant leftwing group stayed in Terry Schrunk Plaza until Department of Homeland Security officers later moved in to disperse the crowd.
Footage from the incident also show both Antifa and Proud Boys attacking journalists with clearly visible helmets notating that they were press.
One video shows investigative journalist and iHeartMedia podcast host Robert Evans confronting a conservative protester who attacked him with a baton.
Portland has been rocked by looting and massive Black Lives Matter protests for more than 80 consecutive nights as Oregon’s biggest city has descended into chaos after the death of George Floyd.
Black Lives Matter protesters have been caught throwing “softball size” rocks and glass bottles at police – and brutally beat a man named Adam Haner who was attempting to help a woman who was being robbed.
The latest Portland skirmish comes one week after equally ugly scenes broke out in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
A Proud Boys rally outside of the city’s First Congregational Church descended into violence when they were met by members of Antifa.
“The Proud Boys, they not only have hatred for Jewish people and Muslim people, but they’re also very hateful of anybody who doesn’t look like them or act like them,” Rev. Nathan Dannison, the church’s pastor, told local outlet MLive.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the Proud Boys as a hate group for their racist ideology.
Former Proud Boys member Jason Kessler was behind the Unite the Right rally where one extremist mowed through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters – killing activist Heather Heyer.
The Charlottesville rally, which was attended by members of the KKK and other hate groups, was praised by Donald Trump who infamously said, “You had some very fine people on both sides.”