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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 former News Director. 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. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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