On Monday, a CNN reporter saw Trump supporters waving flags, burning burning horns and waving hundreds of cars and trucks in Oregon City for a Labor Day. Many of them later participated in the Salem rally.
The caravan – which was promoted by a Facebook group called “Oregon for Trump 2020” – comes more than a week after another pro-Trump caravan landed on downtown Portland. Those crowds clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.
In Salem, about 150 people initially showed up for the pro-Trump rally, attracting about 30 to 50 defendants. According to the news release, another 45 to 60 people arrived in the caravan and groups started connecting each other on the side of the road.
Members of the American Lives Matter rally group chanted and pushed counter-protesters across the street through the tree line at Capitol Mall Park.
One of the two arrested was charged with assault and intimidation and the other was also charged with assault. The OSP stated that both individuals have been released from custody.