What was just a small demonstration turned violent when a member of the Oregon Proud Boys approached a man holding a sign saying "ANTIFA LOVES YOU" with a heart. The militia member came after the sign with a knife, slashing it. Independent Media identified the older man holding the banner as a Vietnam veteran.
'F*ck Antifa, bro," the militia member said.
"Really," the veteran asked.
"Yeah. F*ck Antifa!" he screamed walking into the road. Someone chanted about the Proud Boys as the veteran pulled out his phone and began filming.
"You wanna f*ck with me, bro?" the Proud Boy member said getting in the veteran's face. "You wanna f*ck with me?"
He shoved the veteran who screamed he was being assaulted. A car pulled beside the road and the Proud Boy member started yelling at the car, asking "what are you gonna do, bro?"
"Yes we're white supremacists! Yes we are!" Chanted a woman off-camera.
The Proud Boy member continued to pace along the side of the road. He said that he's an American and attacked the idea of anti-fascism, saying it was unAmerican.
"I don't need anyone to tell me Black lives matter," he said.
The veteran asked who mentioned Black lives.
According to The Oregonian, a fight later broke out between the two groups, which was eventually declared a riot by police.
"Lesser clashes have happened several times in Clackamas County over the past few months, as right-wing demonstrators have gathered for 'flag-waving' events and Antifa demonstrators have shown up in protest," said the report.
While Antifa isn't an organized group, many proudly wear the moniker in their opposition to Nazism and white supremacy.
See the video below from the Independent Media PDX:
A Proud Boy and a Vietnam war veteran get into an altercation across the street from Clackamette Park over a sign t… https://t.co/hauz2NimUp— Independent Media PDX (@Independent Media PDX) 1624066299.0