WATCH: Violence Breaks Out At Alt-Right Rally In Washington
On Saturday, violence broke out at the University of Washington’s Red Square when members of the “Freedom Rally” clashed with counter-protestors.
The even “Freedom Rally” was being held by the far-right group Patriot Prayer, who many activists claim the group to be associated with the alt-right.
Patriot Prayer had been invited by the university’s College Republicans to speak on campus.
“Patriot Prayer is teaming up with University of Washington Republicans to encourage conservatives to stand up for freedom in a far-left University,” organizers wrote on Facebook.
The event went south as many fights broke out and police took multiple people into custody.
Take a look at the violence in the video clips below:
NOW: Pepper spray deployed at UW protest. Fight breaks out inside Group protesting patriot prayer. pic.twitter.com/kdm76xtVmm
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) February 10, 2018
Police close in on a skirmish in the center of Red Square; cuffing two people on the ground. One police officer tells his colleagues to activate their body cams. pic.twitter.com/dYTXmV8B3Q
— Dahlia Bazzaz (@dahliabazzaz) February 10, 2018
— Toby Scott (@tobyscott206) February 10, 2018