The Casual Brutality of Protesting in Portland

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Portland, Oregon—At least four nights a week since May, Scotty Harrington, 23, has been on Portland’s frontlines putting his experience and training as an EMT and combat medic to use treating injured protesters.  “I have a whole trauma kit with me,” Harrington, […]

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The Giant Proud Boy Rally That Wasn’t

Proud Boys kneel in prayer at a sparsely attended “end antifa” rally in Portland on Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo: Tess Owen/VICE News) PORTLAND, OR — The “End Antifa” rally was supposed to draw 10,000 far-right Proud Boys to Portland’s Delta Park, where they planned to take a stand against the “lawlessness and depravity” in the […]

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A Key Eyewitness in the Portland Shooter’s Killing Says His Account Was Misconstrued

Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images In the confusion following the police killing of Michael Forest Reinoehl—a self-described antifascist activist who appeared to admit to killing a militia member at a pro-Trump rally in Portland weeks ago—several accounts of the incident from witnesses and authorities have emerged, fuelling online chatter from the right and the left. […]

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Bill Barr Is Very Worried About Antifa

Attorney General Bill Barr went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend sending federal agents to Black Lives Matter protests, as well as his own reputation — and he got plenty of backup from the Republican members of the committee.  After a blistering opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee, Barr almost immediately came under […]

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What the Trump Administration Really Thinks About Antifa

The Trump administration really wants you to believe that a group of “organized,” “radical-left,” “terrorists” called Anifa are largely responsible for the property damage and violence that accompanied some of the demonstrations immediately after George Flyod’s death. There is however no evidence, thus far, showing a link between protest violence and an organized antifa movement. […]

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