UPDATED 3:25 PM PST – Sat. August 17, 2019
Dozens of businesses are closed and law enforcement is present in Portland, where Antifa is expected to possibly showdown with right-wing demonstrators.
Those extra security measures were put in place for a right-wing rally, titled End Domestic Terrorism, taking place Saturday downtown.
Local, state, and federal officials have taken extreme precaution in securing the event, as many expect the anti-fascist group known as Antifa to turn up against the demonstration.
Reports said potentially hundreds of people with opposing ideologies could clash at the gathering.
Many Portland residents are choosing to stay inside, saying violence at such protests has become the norm.
More than two dozen law enforcement agencies have reportedly been recruited to Portland to assist.