Armed Anti-Lockdown Protesters Just Tried to Storm Oregon's State Capitol

  • Armed Anti-Lockdown Protesters Just Tried to Storm Oregon's State Capitol

    Posted by on December 21, 2020 at 3:20 PM

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    Right-wing protesters, including many armed with AR-style rifles, angrily faced off with riot police in and around the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Monday morning, as lawmakers gathered to consider extending a moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The event was billed as an anti-lockdown protest, and intended to coincide with the lawmakers’ presence for a special legislative session. Right-wing activists, including Joey Gibson, who leads “Patriot Prayer,” a far-right group, seized on the closed-door event as an opportunity to protest ongoing lockdown orders and drum

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