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Oregon 5:15 p.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Viral cellphone videos of bloody fist fights and skirmishes between members of right-wing groups and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters have focused national attention on this Pacific Northwest city more known for its liberal vibe, but the violence that erupted on a recent weekend is not new. Tensions have been simmering between a group called Patriot Prayer and the so-called “antifa” protestors for more than a year after a Patriot Prayer sympathizer fatally stabbed two commuters on a light-rail train when they tried to defend two young black women from his racist rants. A pro-Trump rally organized after the stabbings sparked similar violence in the city’s streets and led to a federal lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau for how it handled the chaos. By Gillian Flaccus. UPCOMING: 700 words, AP Photos. Seeking user generated video.
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