Police in Portland, Oregon reportedly escorted religious protestors out of the park where the annual Pride parade is held after someone dispersed tear gas to disturb the revelry.
Attendee Samantha Wallschlaeger posted video of protestors being led away by police on Twitter.
THE COPS MADE THE CHURCH PROTESTERS LEAVE PORTLAND PRIDE 👏💕😭 https://t.co/r6550yYV2v— Samantha Wallschlaeger (@Samantha Wallschlaeger)1529191521.0
Moments before, the local police scanner Twitter account had posted about callers reporting that they were under siege by protestors, one of whom was "macing everything" and causing attendees to hide behind a flag.
Pride Festival Update - callers reporting they're hiding in a circle under a large pride flag - Arriving officers r… https://t.co/TMGi1qxSl1— Portland OR Alerts (@Portland OR Alerts)1529190803.0
Portland - Police to Waterfront Park - report of a group of protestors confronting people at the Pride Festival - somebody has sprayed mace— Portland OR Alerts (@Portland OR Alerts)1529187369.0