Supporters of the right-wing Senate candidate Patriot Prayer founder, Joey Gibson broke out in riots with Antifa Saturday in Portland, Oregon as Gibson advocates took to the streets to support his candidacy.
Video of the violent brawl shows Antifa members throwing small rocks, eggs, and fireworks at Gibson allies - wearing helmets and carrying U.S. flags - when they suddenly rushed the crowd of anti-fascists, throwing punches and hitting people with clubs and flagpoles.
Four people ended up in the hospital including a police officer, authorities said adding that at least four arrests were made.
Prior to the organized march for Gibson, his supporters and opponents exchanged words in a park where police then seized knives, clubs and pepper spray.
"We seized numerous weapons early on and interceded and separated people when necessary," Portland Deputy Police Chief Bob Day said in a statement Saturday after the street battle.
"However, once projectiles, such as fireworks, eggs, rocks, bottles, and construction equipment were thrown and people were injured, we ordered people to disperse," Day said.
Police officials said that officers used rubber ball grenades, pepper spray, and pepper balls to clear the crowds. One person suffered a serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
More participants may be arrested for disorderly conduct, assault, theft, robbery and reckless burning after detectives review video of Saturday's confrontations.
Gibson is running on a libertarian, pro-abortion and pro-arms platform. While he’s looking to reform immigration laws to allow a pathway to citizenship, he also wants to legalize discrimination by allowing people to site their religion to deny services to gays.