Activists claiming to be affiliated with Antifa interrupted a “March for Jesus” event in Portland on Saturday, which was organized by Patriot Prayer.
According to the Independent Journal Review, protesters used a megaphone to interrupt the march and prayers, led by Joey Gibson, and extol the virtues of communism. Following their rant, one demonstrator was hit by a pickup truck as he crossed a nearby street.
Prior to the accident, one protester contended that a flag depicting a cross, being carried by a participant in the march, was a “known white supremacist symbol.”
“Their obsession with their holiday, their obsession with freedom of speech marks that they want to hurt people,” the protester contended, referring to Christmas.
One participant of March for Jesus said over the loudspeaker, “This isn’t a funeral, this is a party for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
Using a megaphone, a protester then retorted, “Communism will win. That’s not a joke. That will happen. It will win because we must go down to a single class society.”
Following the clash, an Antifa protester attempted to run across a street and was hit by a pickup truck.
A video of the incident showed participants of March for Jesus running to assist the victim, who reportedly suffered a broken hip.
The March for Jesus event was organized by Patriot Prayer, a group that advocates for free speech and opposes big government. Patriot Prayer has recently held several events in predominately liberal areas, drawing well-publicized counter protests.
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