Over a dozen people were arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Monday after protesters clashed with police during one of many anti-Trump rallies taking place across the country.
The rally, organized by the far-left group “Don’t Shoot Portland,” involved protesters wearing balaclavas and gas masks. The group has close links to Black Lives Matter, and was a prominent force in the Ferguson protests. On Monday, police were called to the scene after it emerged the group did not have a permit.
Protesters initially blocked traffic on SW 3rd Avenue, leading to a handful of arrests. The remaining protesters then joined a separate rally towards Portland’s Director Park, where police detained more protestors after a physical altercation with the cops.
Law enforcement used pepper spray and “less-than-lethal munitions” to contain the protesters. Police arrested 13 people in total.