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Political violence goes coast to coast as Proud Boys and antifa activists clash in New York, Portland

Political violence goes coast to coast as Proud Boys and antifa activists clash in New York, Portland

Street beatings and melees broke out on both coasts this weekend during confrontations involving the Proud Boys and antifascists - ideologically opposed movements that both condone political violence and practice it with some regularity on their opponents.

Police in New York and Portland, Oregon, are investigating viral videos of the attacks but have not yet blamed either group. New York's Democratic mayor, governor and attorney general, however, have accused the Proud Boys of instigating the weekend's first act of violence. (Representatives for the Proud Boys could not immediately be reached.)

Gavin McInnes, who founded the Proud Boys in 2016 as a nationalist men's club,...

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