|KKK parades in Portland|
itself on being "weird", is the political dichotomy that exists here. Home to many young people struggling to
One group, Direct Action Coalition, created a Facebook page in which it promised to shut down the parade if the Multnomah Republican Party was allowed to participate, claiming known members of neo-nazi and anti-immigrant hate groups exist within the Multnomah Republican Party which it opposes . The Party has participated in three previous parades. The antifa group said on its page, "No Portland child will see a march in support of this fascist regime go unopposed." Predictably city politicians decried the threat of violence which prompted the cancellation. But Portland antifas are not alone in their protest. In several places around the country, anti-fascists are openly and sometimes violently confronting alleged fascists. This is a trend to watch as the Trump regime marches steadily to the right.