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Police: 14 arrested during rally, counter-protests in downtown Portland

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Police have identified the 14 people who were arrested during a rally and counter-protests in downtown Portland. 

Police say the events were held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, City Hall, and Chapman Square. They say the groups at City Hall and Schrunk Plaza were largely peaceful, while a group at Chapman Square required significant attention from law enforcement.  

During the course of police action, in response to a significant amount of projectiles being thrown, officers deployed less lethal munitions, including "pepper ball" and aerial distraction devices. 

Police say the following people were arrested Sunday and will be arraigned in court on Friday: 

  • Brooks Christopher Klehr, 19, was arrested on Southwest Main Street, 3rd to 4th Avenues, on charges of disorderly conduct in the second degree and carrying a concealed weapon. 
  • Derek Wayne Christensen, 45, was arrested at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Jefferson Street on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. 
  • Kellan C. McDonald, 34, was arrested at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Main Street on a charge of interfering with a peace officer. 
  • Henry James Best, 22, was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. He was also given a federal criminal citation. 
  • Kim Michael Sorgente, 46, was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. 
  • Mark Anthony Richardson, 31, was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. He was also given a federal criminal citation. 
  • Andrew Ellott McLoughlin, 20, was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Madison Street on charges of disorderly conduct in the second degree and harassment. 
  • Jordyn Suzanna Hidgon-Luckey, 30, was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Salmon Street on a charge of disorderly conduct in the first degree. 
  • Kelly Marshall Baur, 30, was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Alder Street on charges of interfering with a peace officer, harassment, and disorderly conduct in the second degree. 
  • Forrest Gabriel Ramona Smith, 21, was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Morrison Street on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. 
  • Jeremy Daniel Ibarra, 35, was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Morrison Street on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. 

In addition, 26-year-old Alex Anthony Fitzgibbon, 23-year-old Timothy Francis Ledwith, 35-year-old Corey David McGee were given federal criminal citations by Federal Protective Service officers and released. 

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Police say 14 people were arrested during a rally and counter-protests in downtown Portland on Sunday. 

The events downtown were over by about 5:20 p.m., but officers are continuing to monitor the area for any disruptions.

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UPDATE: The Portland Police Bureau has closed Chapman Square after officers said people there began throwing bottles, balloons filled with foul-smelling liquid and bricks during a counter-protest Sunday afternoon.

Officers noted that the criminal behavior was limited to Chapman Square and noted that anyone remaining in the park could be arrested. The crowds in Terry Schrunk Plaza and at City Hall were not part of this action.

FOX 12's Brian MacMillan reported that officers were also using flash bangs and impact weapons.

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Large crowds filled downtown Portland Sunday as a rally at Terry Schrunk Plaza by the group Patriot’s Prayer was met by waves of counter-protesters.

While the two groups filled their permitted areas, officers with the Portland Police Bureau, as well as federal officers, worked to keep the peace between the groups, making arrests early in the day.

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Officers began confiscating weapons from many people in the crowd and issued warnings for the two groups to stay in their permitted spaces and not cross the street to "escalate tensions."

The organizers of the “Trump free-speech” rally said the event was designed to be “an uplifting experience to bring back strength and courage to those who believe in freedom.”

Critics challenged this, however, saying the group promoted white nationalism and extremism.

Mayor Wheeler had asked that the group’s permit for the rally be revoked in the light of last weekend’s attack on a TriMet MAX train that left two men dead, but federal officials said there was “no basis” to revoke the permit for the event being held on the federally owned land.

Event organizer Joey Gibson posted a video Saturday night encouraging people to come to his rally.

The rally kicked off at 2 p.m. with songs and a call by organizers for everyone in attendance to be respectful.

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