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Portland police arrest 25 people after post-election protest turns into riot

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Photos of the 19 people booked into the Multnomah County Jail in connection with Thursday's protest and riot in Portland. (Photos: Portland Police Bureau) Photos of the 19 people booked into the Multnomah County Jail in connection with Thursday's protest and riot in Portland. (Photos: Portland Police Bureau)
Image from Thursday night's riot in Portland. (KPTV) Image from Thursday night's riot in Portland. (KPTV)
Damage from riot in Portland on Thursday. (KPTV) Damage from riot in Portland on Thursday. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland police arrested 25 people after Thursday night's post-election protest turned into a riot.

Thousands of people gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square and marched through the city. By 8:30 p.m., police said anarchists had started destroying property and throwing things at officers.

Police said many of the peaceful protesters tried to stop the violence, but the anarchists refused.

Officers advised anyone who did not want to be associated with the violent acts of the rioters to leave the area.

Police used flash grenades, rubber bullets, rubber batons and pepper spray to break up the crowd.

Rioters shattered windows on buildings and cars as they moved through downtown Portland to the Pearl District, according to officers. 

Police detained 26 people in connection with the riot. Of those, 25 were arrested and 19 were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Six people were cited and released. 

Police identified the suspects and their charges Friday, in no particular order, as:   

  • David Pugh, 37, interfering with a peace officer. 
  • Margaret Alice Shiple, 23, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.
  • Ryley Sue Simmons, 20, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.
  • Siaosi Vana Tuitayuki, 19, disorderly conduct.
  • Eric Peregrina, 19, second-degree disorderly conduct.
  • Mikaylah Marie Walper, 19, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.
  • Vincenzo Damon Milione, 18, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.
  • Jeffrey Duane Kamper, 18, interfering with a peace officer
  • Daniel Gomez, 21, interfering with a peace officer
  • Jacob Hence, 23, second-degree disorderly conduct and riot.
  • Paul Joseph Conley Jr., 22, second-degree disorderly conduct, attempt assault on a public safety officer and recklessly endangering another person.
  • Joren Tolleson, 19, second-degree disorderly conduct.  
  • Benjamin Parinello, 27, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.
  • Zola Johari Neal, 29, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.
  • Kerry Connor, 39, second-degree disorderly conduct.  
  • Joshua Angel Valdez, 24, second-degree disorderly conduct.  
  • Cyrus Giottlies, 18, second-degree disorderly conduct, attempt assault on a public safety officer and recklessly endangering another person.
  • Michael Earl Withey, 48, was cited for second-degree disorderly conduct and released.
  • Robert Alan Leitch, 29, interfering with a peace officer.  
  • Ren Sato, 22, second-degree disorderly conduct.  
  • Jacob Pelaez Cordero, 24, second-degree disorderly conduct.  
  • Dominique Rogelio Gonzale, 22, was cited for second-degree disorderly conduct and released.  
  • Aaron Robert Giua, 27, first-degree disorderly conduct.  
  • Kunneeshta Bulloch, 27, was cited and released on charges of second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer.

A 15-year-old girl was arrested on charges of interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct. A 16-year-old boy was detained and released without charges.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released a statement about the riot Friday, saying, "Oregon has a proud and strong history of civic participation, protest, and advocacy. It's part of the Oregon way to make our voices heard, but the right to peacefully assemble should not be clouded by attempts to instigate lawlessness."

Another protest was planned in Portland on Friday night.

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