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

May 5, 2019

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

Police stand between American flag-waving Proud Boys and rainbow flag-wavying counter protesters Sunday on Harlow Rd. in Eugene.
Credit Camilla Mortensen / Eugene Weekly

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.