Two rival groups that violently clashed in Portland, Oregon, last weekend are expected at protests in D.C. on Saturday, and area law enforcement officials say they are ready.
“We are prepared. We do have intelligence units that work together to glean any information that we can prior to their arrival,” said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, a spokesman for U.S. Park Police.
The “Demand Free Speech Freedom Rally” is scheduled for noon Saturday at Freedom Plaza in D.C. Among those expected to attend are the Proud Boys, a far-right group that had violent run-ins with anti-fascist “antifa” in Portland last weekend, during which there were injuries.