Protest For Portland

Paul Benson of Tyler is attacked by protestors who came to support a Blue Lives Matter event happening at the same time and location at Hank Gilbert's Protest for Portland rally on the downtown square in Tyler on Sunday. Gilbert is the Democrat running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 1st Congressional District. Benson says he was trying to keep counter-protesters back from the speakers when he was attacked. "I didn't expect this," Benson said, "I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't expect this.’’ To view a gallery of Sarah Miller’s photos, click: https://tylerpaper.com/opposing-protests-back-the-blue-and-protest-for-portland/collection_91b2e77c-d009-11ea-a7b0-17cd13132eb4.html