Protesters Throw Objects at Vehicle Flying US Flag as Rival Groups Clash in Salem

Protesters threw objects including a hammer at a truck flying an American flag as it drove past the Oregon State Capitol on March 28, amid clashes between rival groups of demonstrators.

This footage, by Sergio Olmos, shows a flag being pulled off the vehicle, and objects being thrown at it.

The Oregonian reported that demonstrators initially gathered in Sandy, Oregon, for a “Freedom Rally” with plans to travel to the State Capitol.

The plans attracted more than 150 left-wing counter-protesters who descended on the State Capitol, the paper said.

Salem Police said three arrests were made. Credit: Sergio Olmos via Storyful

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