Portland included in nation-wide Antifa protest Saturday

Demonstrators gathered outside of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services building in Portland to protest Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was in town Tuesday to give a speech urging the city to reconsider its sanctuaty status. (KATU photo taken Sept. 19, 2017 by Tristan Fortsch)

Portland is just one of several cities expected to be included in a nationwide Antifa protest Saturday.

Local group Refuse Fascism PDX is organizing Saturday's gathering, set to begin at 2 p.m. at Jamison Square.

The protests come about a year after a wave of protests took over downtown Portland in the wake of Donald Trump's victory.

Saturday's protest has been billed as an "apocalyptic showdown," as right wing publishers refer to it as an attempt to "overthrow the government."

Portland Police say they are "aware of protest events scheduled" and will have "appropriate resources" available should they be needed.

Stay with KATU News online and on air for complete coverage of the protest Saturday.

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