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After Slayings, Alt-Right Belligerents Have Doubled Down on a Trip to Portland, Setting the Stage for a Violent Standoff - Willamette Week

5.6.17

After Slayings, Alt-Right Belligerents Have Doubled Down on a Trip to Portland, Setting the Stage for a Violent Standoff - Willamette Week: In the wake of the May 26 slaying of two men on a Portland MAX train, and the reported murder confession of a local white supremacist, the determination to hold a "free speech" rally in downtown Portland this Sunday has only grown. Members of the extremist movement known as the "alt-right" have redoubled their calls for donations and attendance.

Even as Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler futilely attempted to cancel the event, a broad coalition of local activists has asked Portlanders to join them in arriving at Terry Schrunk Plaza tomorrow to stand against the alt-right rally. Police and local officials are on edge, warning they will take aggressive action to stop violent conflict in the streets.


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