SALEM, Ore. --- Armed protesters gathered outside the state capitol building in Salem and counter protesters arrived across the street.
On Sunday, the two sides were seen arguing, however, Salem Police said the activities there remained small and peaceful.
One armed protester in Salem said he is showing support for President Trump because he believes no one is listening.
"I'm here because this is one of the last things we can do as peaceful protests we can, we can say hey listen to us. You guys are pushing us against the wall. We're begging you to listen. We don't want a war. We don't want people to die We don't want violence."
Heavily fortified statehouses around the U.S. are also seeing small and peaceful protests, despite widespread fears of another burst of right-wing violence like the attack on the Capitol in Washington.
As of nightfall across much of the country Sunday, there have been no reports of any clashes.
During the day, crowds of only a dozen or two demonstrated at some boarded-up, cordoned-off statehouses, while the streets in many other capital cities remained empty.
Some protesters said they were there to back President Donald Trump. Others said they had instead come to voice their support for gun rights or oppose government overreach.