Far-right extremists held a rally against what they perceive to be anti-conservative bias on social media in Washington, D.C., but were outnumbered by counterprotesters nearly 2-to-1 according to USA Today

Proud Boys, which describes itself as a "chauvinistic men’s group" and has ties to white nationalism, reportedly put on the "Demand Free Speech" rally in Washington's Freedom Plaza and Pershing Park on Saturday.

About 250 supporters attended, according to the newspaper. The large number of counterprotesters included about 50 anti-fascist, or antifa, protesters.


At least 100 police officers manned barricades, keeping the two sides separate. There were no violent clashes between the two groups. 

At a Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, last weekend, there was violence between far-right and anti-fascist groups, which, according to police, resulted in three hospitalizations. 

According to CBS News, figures scheduled to speak at Saturday's rally included former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos and former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference Prosecutors ask to air clip from 'The Godfather Part II' during Roger Stone trial MORE.

Yiannopoulos and the Proud Boys have been banned from Facebook.