‘Dying for a Fight’ Episode 9 - No justice, no peace

By Ryan Haas (OPB)
Nov. 8, 2021 2 p.m. Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 4:46 p.m.
Simultaneous rallies between the Proud Boys and anti-fascists culminated in a shooting in downtown Portland, Ore., Aug. 22, 2021. Dennis Anderson, 65, of Gresham, gets into a brief firefight with anti-fascists. Witnesses say Anderson made racist remarks to two people and pulled a gun after a crowd confronted him for being racist.

Simultaneous rallies between the Proud Boys and anti-fascists culminated in a shooting in downtown Portland, Ore., Aug. 22, 2021. Dennis Anderson, 65, of Gresham, gets into a brief firefight with anti-fascists. Witnesses say Anderson made racist remarks to two people and pulled a gun after a crowd confronted him for being racist.

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After the largest year of protests in recent memory across the country, an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and sometimes deadly fights between political factions at the fringes of society, what has changed? And what are the consequences of government inaction?

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