Protesters arrested at Obama campaign office - KPTV - FOX 12

75-year-old woman among arrests at Obama campaign office

Posted: Updated: Aug 17, 2012 01:12 PM

A group of protesters locked themselves inside President Barack Obama's campaign office in Southeast Portland.

It happened Thursday night, with an additional 20 to 30 protesters outside the office at Southeast 11th and Madison.

Police said the person in charge of the property asked demonstrators to leave several times and they refused.

The protesters had a list of demands. At the top of it was the release of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing documents to the website WikiLeaks.

When they refused to leave, police moved in.

Five protesters were arrested. They are:

Glenn Silbersdorff, 34; Monica Juarbe, 33; Luarann Kealiher, 39; Jordan Benning, 22; Nancy Wigmore, 75.

They were all cited for criminal trespass and released.

Protesters at the scene said Wigmore is a well-known local activist who goes by the name "Grandma Nan."

Wigmore had a walker and limited mobility, so officers called a transport van to the scene.

Police said all five protesters were taken comfortably to Central Precinct for processing.

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