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.