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Hundreds gather for pro-Trump vehicle rally in Portland suburb

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather in Oregon City on Sept. 7, 2020, for a vehicle rally.
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather in Oregon City on Sept. 7, 2020, for a vehicle rally.

Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered for a vehicle rally in Oregon City on Labor Day for a planned vehicle rally.

The event came a week after a man shot and killed Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a member of the far right group Patriot Prayer, at a similar vehicle rally in Portland.

Vehicles waving flags for President Trump, QAnon and the Thin Blue Line gathered at Clackamas Community College around noon Monday for the rally.

A college spokesperson said the school was not aware of the gathering beforehand and that it wasn’t sanctioned by the school.

“The organizers did not go through the standard process for events such as this,” said Lori Hall, the head of the college’s public relations department. “For the safety of participants and the general public, the college is working with the Oregon City Police Department.”

Hall said the school would rely on local police for security.

The rally’s organizers said they did not plan to enter Multnomah County as part of the demonstration. The exact route of the vehicle parade was not immediately available.

This story will be updated.

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