Robert Banks keeps up with the activities of the racist Proud Boys and was surprised when he saw one of them throw their helmet away in Washington Park after a march, which Banks quickly retrieved. He said he felt the helmet was discarded because the man did not want to be recognized. Helmets have been worn by both right and left wing protesters at rallies in Portland that spiraled into combat.
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Man picks up discarded protest gear
The helmet was thrown away in Washington Park