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WATCH: Oregon Patriot Prayer Rally Erupts into Violence

Violence erupted at a Portland, Oregon rally for Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson on Sunday.

Gibson, whose past rallies have attracted Islamophobes, anti-Semites and neo-Nazis, has declared his candidacy to run on the Republican ticket in hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell.

The former middle school football coach turned house flipper/Senate candidate also has a history of provocative rallies that spark clashes and sometimes violence with counter-protesters.

Sunday’s rally was no exception.

Freelance journalist Mike Bivins captured brawls, pepper spray being deployed and possibly a man being sprayed with a fire hose.

KATU’s Catherine Van caught Patriot Prayer group leaders reciting the pledge to drown out counter-protesters.

Writer and photographer Jason Wilson captured this scene:

Portland Police warned those in the area of “violent assaultive behavior” and advised them to leave.

KOIN-POR has reported arrests have been made.

Watch live reports from the scene, via KOIN-POR above.

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