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USA: Violent clashes break out as antifa, right-wingers hit Rhode Island03:54

USA: Violent clashes break out as antifa, right-wingers hit Rhode Island

United States, Providence, Rhode Island
October 7, 2018 at 01:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of antifa activists clashed with right-wing groups outside the Rhode Island State House in Providence on Saturday.

The coalition of groups, which included the Proud Boys, American Guard and Boston Free Speech, had initially intended to hold the 'Providence Freedom Rally' at noon.

However, local police forces declared the meeting unlawful after clashes with antifa saw a flurry of urine, pepper spray and smoke grenades.

"They got a couple of scuffles and stuff. I was just running around, trying to talk to people. I was a little aggressive too," said Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson.

The incident is the latest in a long line of similar disturbances, particularly in Portland.

USA: Violent clashes break out as antifa, right-wingers hit Rhode Island03:54
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Hundreds of antifa activists clashed with right-wing groups outside the Rhode Island State House in Providence on Saturday.

The coalition of groups, which included the Proud Boys, American Guard and Boston Free Speech, had initially intended to hold the 'Providence Freedom Rally' at noon.

However, local police forces declared the meeting unlawful after clashes with antifa saw a flurry of urine, pepper spray and smoke grenades.

"They got a couple of scuffles and stuff. I was just running around, trying to talk to people. I was a little aggressive too," said Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson.

The incident is the latest in a long line of similar disturbances, particularly in Portland.

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