Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally and counterprotest in Portland, Ore.

Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Ore., deployed “flash-bang” devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters.

Four people were arrested during the protests, the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Saturday night. Officers also seized “multiple weapons throughout the day,” police said.

A reporter for the Oregonian/OregonLive was bloodied when he was struck by a projectile. Eder Campuzano said later on Twitter he was “OK.”

Demonstrators aligned with Patriot Prayer and an affiliated group, the Proud Boys, gathered around midday in a riverfront park.

Hundreds of demonstrators faced them from across the street, holding banners and signs with opposition messages such as “Alt right scum not welcome in Portland.” Some chanted “Nazis go home.”

Officers stood in the middle of the four-lane boulevard, essentially forming a wall to keep the two sides separated.

The counterprotesters were made up of a coalition of labor union representatives, immigrant rights advocates, democratic socialists, and other groups. They included people dressed as clowns and a brass band blaring music.

The rally, organized by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, was the third to roil Portland this summer. Two previous events ended in bloody fistfights and riots, and one counterprotester was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture. (AP)

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<p>A counterprotester raises his arms as he talks with supporters of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A counterprotester raises his arms as he talks with supporters of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group yells at counterprotesters during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group yells at counterprotesters during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Police push protesters back with tear gas and flash-bang grenades during a rally in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: John Rudoff/AP) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Police push protesters back with tear gas and flash-bang grenades during a rally in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: John Rudoff/AP)

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<p>Counterdemonstrators are held back by police, from right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Counterdemonstrators are held back by police, from right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>A far-right protester receives treatment after being Maced by a member of Antifa during a Patriot Prayer Rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Kainoa Little/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A far-right protester receives treatment after being Maced by a member of Antifa during a Patriot Prayer Rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Kainoa Little/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>A counterprotester argues with police during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A counterprotester argues with police during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group cools off in a fountain during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group cools off in a fountain during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Left-wing counterprotesters look on as right-wing demonstrators hold a rally supporting gun rights and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Left-wing counterprotesters look on as right-wing demonstrators hold a rally supporting gun rights and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

<p>A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group wears protective gear during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group wears protective gear during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group march during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group march during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Police fire projectiles at counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Police fire projectiles at counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>Police charge counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Police charge counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>Counterprotesters gather across the street from right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Counterprotesters gather across the street from right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of the Patriot Prayer group cheer during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Supporters of the Patriot Prayer group cheer during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>Counterprotesters, right, tie a knot in a flag carried by a right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Counterprotesters, right, tie a knot in a flag carried by a right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Police charge counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Police charge counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>“Q” supporters are present during a Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: John Rudoff/AP) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

“Q” supporters are present during a Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: John Rudoff/AP)

<p>A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group cools off in a fountain during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A right-wing supporter of the Patriot Prayer group cools off in a fountain during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Member of at the Unpresidented Brass Band takes part in a counterprotest to the Patriot Prayer Rally in downtown Portland, Ore.,, on Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Diego Diaz/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Member of at the Unpresidented Brass Band takes part in a counterprotest to the Patriot Prayer Rally in downtown Portland, Ore.,, on Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Diego Diaz/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

<p>Police advance toward counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Police advance toward counterprotesters during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>An alt-right sympathizer, left, knocks the hat off an opponent’s head as alt-right activists, anti-fascist protesters, and people on all sides of the political spectrum gather for a campaign rally organized by right-wing organizer, Patriot Prayer founder and Republican Senate candidate Joey Gibson in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Patterson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

An alt-right sympathizer, left, knocks the hat off an opponent’s head as alt-right activists, anti-fascist protesters, and people on all sides of the political spectrum gather for a campaign rally organized by right-wing organizer, Patriot Prayer founder and Republican Senate candidate Joey Gibson in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Patterson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Members of Patriot Prayer demonstrate during the alt-right rally at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Steve Dykes/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Members of Patriot Prayer demonstrate during the alt-right rally at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

<p>Police block a road during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Police block a road during a rally by the Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of the Patriot Prayer group attend a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Supporters of the Patriot Prayer group attend a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>Members of Patriot Prayer demonstrate during an alt-right rally at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Steve Dykes/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Members of Patriot Prayer demonstrate during an alt-right rally at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

<p>Right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group gather during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Right-wing supporters of the Patriot Prayer group gather during a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Protesters gather before a rally by the right-wing Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Protesters gather before a rally by the right-wing Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>An alt-right sympathizer (L) knocks the hat off an opponent’s head as alt-right activists, anti-fascist protesters, and people on all sides of the political spectrum gather for a campaign rally organized by right-wing organizer, Patriot Prayer founder and Republican Senate candidate Joey Gibson in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Patterson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

An alt-right sympathizer (L) knocks the hat off an opponent’s head as alt-right activists, anti-fascist protesters, and people on all sides of the political spectrum gather for a campaign rally organized by right-wing organizer, Patriot Prayer founder and Republican Senate candidate Joey Gibson in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Patterson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Rally organizer, Patriot Prayer founder and Republican Senate candidate Joey Gibson stands with alt-right activists in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Patterson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Rally organizer, Patriot Prayer founder and Republican Senate candidate Joey Gibson stands with alt-right activists in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Patterson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters gather before a rally by the right-wing Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Protesters gather before a rally by the right-wing Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>Far-right protesters rally for gun rights’ laws and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Far-right protesters rally for gun rights’ laws and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters gather before a rally by the right-wing Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Protesters gather before a rally by the right-wing Patriot Prayer group in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

<p>A right-wing demonstrator looks on during a rally supporting gun rights and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A right-wing demonstrator looks on during a rally supporting gun rights and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

<p>Far-right protesters rally for gun rights’ laws and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Far-right protesters rally for gun rights’ laws and free speech on Aug. 4, 2018 in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

<p>Members of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group gather before a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

Members of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group gather before a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>A ‘No Weapons’ sign is seen at a park where right-wing Patriot Prayer group plan to hold a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters) </p>
Right-wing Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Ore.

A ‘No Weapons’ sign is seen at a park where right-wing Patriot Prayer group plan to hold a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Strong/Reuters)

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