Nine days after anti-Donald Trump student protesters interrupted the first "PSU Students For Trump" meeting, supporters of the leading Republican presidential candidate returned the favor and confronted an anti-Trump rally on the Portland State campus, with the help of right-wing conspiracy theorists from Infowars.
The anti-Trump folks met at 1:30 at Urban Center Plaza on the PSU campus. The pro-Trump folks met outside the PSU student union building, and marched the few blocks together to confront their adversaries soon after. Each side yelled at the other from opposite ends of the plaza for a few minutes before approaching each other and yelling face-to-face.
Infowars' Joe Biggs used his megaphone to chastise the anti-Trump crowd for shutting down the April 7 PSU Students For Trump meeting. Most of the Infowars crowd used their phones to live-stream the event. People yelled at each other for about a half hour, before the pro-Trump crowd, led by Biggs, marched around the PSU campus. The anti-Trump crowd followed in a counter-protest of the counter-protest.
Here are some pictures from the event (and follow the PSU Vanguard for their coverage):
The pro-Donald Trump crowd marching to confront the anti-Trump crowd Doug Brown
Trump/Infowars supporters reach Urban Center Plaza, where an anti-Trump protest was going on Doug Brown
Trump protesters react to the pro-Trump crowd Doug Brown
Joe Biggs passed the megaphone to PSU student Volodymyr Kolychev Doug Brown
Trump protesters acknowledge their counterparts Doug Brown
An Infowars guy films an anti-Trump protester, who is not pleased Doug Brown
Lots of yelling Doug Brown
This guy was not pleased with the pro-Trump crowd Doug Brown
This Trump/Infowars fan is a 9/11 conspiracy theorists Doug Brown
A guy who runs a right-wing Youtube page interviews Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone Doug Brown
An Inforwars guy Doug Brown
Anti-Trump guys Doug Brown
Yikes... Doug Brown
An Infowars guy puts his hand in the face of an anti-Trump guy, who used the siren from his megaphone for most of the rally Doug Brown
Joe Biggs chastising the anti-Trump crowd Doug Brown
The pro-Trump/Infowars folks then marched around the PSU campus Doug Brown
This ant-Trump protester used his megaphone's siren function for a while... Doug Brown
... much to the annoyance of this Trump fan, who yelled at him to stop Doug Brown