MAGA Hat-Wearing Woman Attacked by Protester at 'Back the Blue' Event in Oregon

A video has emerged showing a man fighting with a woman wearing a Make America Great Again hat at a flag waving event in Oregon.

The clip, which has been viewed more than 150,000 times on Twitter shows the pair grappling with each other as a third male appears to spray mace in the face of the man involved in the fight.

The pair are then torn apart from each other, while one person in the crowd shouts "you punched a girl."

The man then walks away and receives treatment after being maced in the face.

The incident occurred outside Gresham City Hall as Back the Blue demonstrators held a flag waving event in response to the Black Lives Matter flag which is currently being flown at the government building.

Gresham's neighboring city of Portland has held weeks of continuous Black Lives Matter and police brutality protests in the wake of the death of Minneapolis Man George Floyd.

"When we want to peacefully protest and say what we want to say, we always have BLM follow us," Shelby Walman, part of the Back the Blue group, told KATU.

Lisa Williams, a Black Lives Matter supporter, explained why she attended the counter-demonstration to the rally, which was also attended by far-right protesters.

"I had no idea. I'm late to the game, and I'm horrified about how much I've been lied to, and I just decided I had to do something. I was home doing something else and I heard about this," she said.

On Wednesday night, the Gresham City Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the protest and counter protest taking place, as well as the possibility of removing the flag, scheduled to stay up till the end of the month, early over safety concerns.

"The Council had a thoughtful and heartfelt discussion centered around keeping our residents and our police officers safe, and how best to accomplish that goal," the City said in a statement.

"The Council is united and unwavering in their support for the right of individuals to express their First Amendment rights and peacefully protest. As well, Gresham City Council strongly denounces violence, destruction of property and hate speech; individuals perpetrating these acts are not welcome in Gresham.

"The Black Lives Matter flag will continue to be flown, per Council's original direction, through August 31. However, the work of continuing to foster equity and inclusion within Gresham will continue, as City Council is committed to furthering racial justice within our community."

Police confirmed they were aware of the rally and counter protest on Wednesday.

"We support everybody's first amendment right to protest. We ask that you remain peaceful and thank you for your cooperation," the department tweeted.

It is unclear if any arrests were made at the event. Gresham Police have been contacted for comment.

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Far right protesters wave American flags and banners advocating for the reelection of President Donald Trump during a rally at Gresham City Hall on August 26, 2020 in Gresham, Oregon. Nathan Howard/Getty