Highway to Inferno: On the Road with the Oregon Proud Boys

Law-and-order rebels. Freedom-loving fascists. What makes the far right tick?

A wooden platform built onto the back of a pickup truck with several American, Blue Lives Matter, and Trump flags flying
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
A collage of eight cars, trucks, and buses with obscured or missing license plates
A collage of eight cars, trucks, and buses with obscured or missing license plates
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
A bloodstained Jeep truck with the words “I don’t know what you mean by protesters on the freeway; I came through no problem”
A bloodstained Jeep truck with the words “I don’t know what you mean by protesters on the freeway; I came through no problem”
A disturbing meme. Source/ CC BY
A black pickup truck with the words “AMERICA TRUMP FIRST” on the back with a Trump 2020, Blue Lives Matter, and American flag
A black pickup truck with the words “AMERICA TRUMP FIRST” on the back with a Trump 2020, Blue Lives Matter, and American flag
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
A man in an Eagle shirt with the word “Murica” on it holds a Confederate flag with a smiley-face emoji in the center
A man in an Eagle shirt with the word “Murica” on it holds a Confederate flag with a smiley-face emoji in the center
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
Men in body armor carrying a paintball gun, a baseball bat, and AR-15 assault rifles
Men in body armor carrying a paintball gun, a baseball bat, and AR-15 assault rifles
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
A man in a camo baseball cap uses a megaphone to shout at a reporter in body armor who has turned away to leave
A man in a camo baseball cap uses a megaphone to shout at a reporter in body armor who has turned away to leave
Chandler Pappas addresses Brian Conley. Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
A black man in a Blue Lives Matter bandana embraces and shouts at a reporter visibly leaning back
A black man in a Blue Lives Matter bandana embraces and shouts at a reporter visibly leaning back
Kareem Patton addresses Brian Conley. Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
A woman holds a toddler as she walks toward people holding American Flags and one QAnon flag
A woman holds a toddler as she walks toward people holding American Flags and one QAnon flag
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
A man in a Proud Boy T-shirt drinks a beer next to body armor with visible AR-15 magazines and an American Flag patch
A man in a Proud Boy T-shirt drinks a beer next to body armor with visible AR-15 magazines and an American Flag patch
Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
Two men armed with assault rifles sit in a park and glare at the cameraperson
Two men armed with assault rifles sit in a park and glare at the cameraperson
Two armed men notice me filming. Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
An armed witness comes forward. Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY
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Writer, videographer, folklorist of the Portland protest scene. Come, let us walk into the apocalypse together. She/Hers. I’m on Twitter: @LauraJedeed

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