Nearly 100 people gathered in Newberg for a political rally that saw a counter-protest by a sometimes-aggressive right-wing group and its supporters on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26.

The rally began with about 30 pro-Black Lives Matter, gay pride and other individuals gathering at the city's flagpole at the corner of First and River streets at 1:30 p.m. Many were prompted by recent actions by the Newberg School Board banning BLM, Pride and other symbols in the schools. Others from outside Newberg spoke out on larger issues such as inclusiveness, racism and police brutality.