TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Police broke up scuffles between Black Lives Matter activists and supporters of Donald Trump, arresting two people in Salem, Oregon, on Monday.
As protests in the region turn increasingly violent, over a hundred Trump supporters met by about 20 Black Lives Matter protesters after they came to the capitol building in Salem, about 45 miles (72 km) south of Portland, in a caravan of vehicles on Monday afternoon, while waving Trump 2020 signs and American flags and some carrying weapons.
Police arrested several Pro-Trump protesters who were seen chasing a BLM protester. The rally followed the killing of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a member of the far-right group Patriot Prayer, in a Portland protest in August.
Demonstrations against police brutality and racism have been taking place in Portland and across the US since late May, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a police officer.