Pro-Trump supporters rally in Portland suburbs as protest continue

A young boy looks out over people gathered at the “Oregon for Trump 2020 Labor Day Cruise Rally” at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Arellano)

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UPDATED 6:09 AM PT – Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hundreds of the president’s supporters gathered for an ‘Oregon for Trump’ caravan rally on Labor Day. The caravan rode through the suburbs of Portland where they showed their support for the president’s reelection while also denouncing the recent violence overtaking the community.

On Monday, hundreds of pro-Trumpers gathered in Oregon City and drove down to Salem waving American flags and donning MAGA gear for miles.

Some of the rally-goers blamed Democrats for the ongoing rioting and looting in Portland, which have gone on for more than 100 nights straight. The caravan avoided actually entering the city of Portland in an effort t “help keep everyone safe.”

This took place just weeks after a similar pro-Trump rally, which ended in clashes among protesters. After that rally, Trump supporter Aaron Danielson was shot and killed by Michael Forest Reinoehl who was a self-proclaimed Antifa supporter. Just days after, Reinoehl was shot and killed himself by police.

In a statement on the event’s Facebook page, organizers confirmed local law enforcement stood guard at the starting and ending locations to provide a “fun, safe and peaceful event for all participants.” Meanwhile, local media outlets confirmed there were no counter protesters present at Monday’s event.

Jay Nguyen, third from right and wearing dark, reflective glasses, chants “USA!” along with his wife, Hanh Nguyen, second from left wearing dark glasses and holding a small flag, at the “Oregon for Trump 2020 Labor Day Cruise Rally,” at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. The Nguyen’s escaped communist-held Vietnam in 1975. (AP Photo/Michael Arellano)

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