I’m quoted in the Willamette Week on the June 4 Antifascist Protest

June 4: Portlanders Confront White Nationalists Over Free Speech

by Aaron Mesh

What happened: Eight days after the MAX stabbings, Portlanders stood united against a movement that thrived on hate.

For months prior to the May 26 killings, an American fascist movement grew in the Northwest. Members of the “alt-right”—a loose coalition of Trump-supporting nationalists, internet provocateurs and white supremacists—had been organizing rallies and marches across Portland and its suburbs.

Those protests often attracted opponents in the form of masked antifascist activists, or Antifa. By May, Portland rivaled Berkeley, Calif., as the most politically violent city in the U.S.

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