US pro­test­ers face off

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PORT­LAND: Riot po­lice turned out in force in down­town Port­land on Sun­day to main­tain or­der as sup­port­ers and op­po­nents of US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump faced off in du­elling po­lit­i­cal ral­lies, a week after racially charged killings that shook Ore­gon’s largest city.

The Trump Free Speech Rally drew hun­dreds of demon­stra­tors near City Hall, where a far larger throng of counter-pro­test­ers massed in a heated en­counter that grew tense but re­mained mostly peace­ful.

Black-clad, masked anti-Trump pro­test­ers waved an “An­tifas­cist Ac­tion” flag, yelling: “Nazis, go home”; while pro-Trump ac­tivists chanted: “USA, USA.” Reuters

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