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Showdown Between Trump Supporters And Counter-Protesters Shuts Down Harlow Rd. Sunday

Camilla Mortensen
Eugene Weekly

A clash between Trump supporters and counter-protesters shut down Harlow Road in Eugene Sunday afternoon. 

Sunday afternoon, members of a group called "Women for Trump" and "Proud Boys" waved American flags on the I-5 overpass. Then protesters showed up, including some members of Rose City Antifa. According to Eugene Weekly’s Camilla Mortensen, it became a shouting match between the groups. Eugene and Springfield police showed up to disperse the crowd. Mortensen says there were about 50 of the Trump supporters and about 100 counter-protesters. The groups ended up near the Walmart at Gateway Mall before things quieted down. Harlow Road was re-opened after a few hours.

There was reportedly one arrest during the incident.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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