Transcript for Right-wing group “Proud Boys” protest has smaller turnout than expected
Now to the protests in Portland, Oregon overnight. Right wing groups including the proud boys causing some alarm with talk of 10,000 people hitting the streets. In reality it was much fewer than that. ABC chief national correspondent Matt Gutman. Reporter: Dueling protests. Proud boys bearing arms and their far right-wing message. Trump 2020! Reporter: And a pair of black lives matter protests. The governor pre-emptively declaring a state of emergency, deploys hundreds of law enforcement at thes across the city. Early on we were there as a proud boys attendee attacked two people who identified as journalists, knocking this man down and then kicking him in the face. He tried to rip a camera away from another. We spoke to him moments later. How far are people willing to go to defend themselves? You just used your hands. You pushed people away. The limits. That's what's going to happen. It's happening quick, quicker than people know. Reporter: Police say they're investigating the incident. In between these two groups, police seizing firearms, paintball guns, bats, shields. Don't throw projectiles at the officers. Reporter: The in the early hours this morning, those antifa protesters returning. It's cat and a mouse game between police mounting on those vans and the protesters, they're pulling back, but the protesters again are seizing the streets. Within minutes the police were back, bull rushing the protesters. The last time these two groups protested on the same day, clashes left multiple people injured and one man dead. Overnight, that violence didn't materialize. Now, both of these groups say that they are on the right side of history, but leaders in both groups tell us they're glad that yesterday ended without violence. Whit? Another night of unrest there in Portland. Matt Gutman, thank you so much.
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