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Three people arrested after opposing rallies clash at Portland waterfront

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Three people were arrested after opposing rallies clashed at the Portland waterfront Sunday. 

Police say the march and counter-protest started at about 2 p.m. in Waterfront Park between the Salmon Street Springs Fountain and Battleship Oregon Memorial. 

Police say a majority of the people who were at the events peacefully practiced their First Amendment rights, but there was a portion of them that actively fought with and assaulted each other. 

Officers responded to the park as people were fighting, and they say people in the park were using pepper spray. 

Police say one person was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury. 

Shortly after police arrived, a 16-year-old boy was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and a felony probation warrant for burglary in the second degree, reckless burning and criminal mischief. He was booked into the Donald E. Long Detention Home. 

Officers cited and released 21-year-old Tusitala Toese on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. He was issued a criminal citation instead of being booked into jail because of an injury he sustained during the protest that required medical treatment at a hospital. 

Officers also arrested 24-year-old Jonny Perez for disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a police officer, and escape in the third degree. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. 

Police are continuing to investigate possible criminal acts during the protest and say more arrests are possible. Anyone who believes they were a victim of a crime during the protest should call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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