Matthew D. Cooper

Matthew D. Cooper, jail booking photo

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Additional arrests were made Thursday in connection with a May Day brawl outside a Portland bar.

Portland police have reported multiple arrests over the last week related to the investigation of a fight outside Cider Riot! near Northeast 8th and Couch Street after rallies in downtown Portland on May 1.

On Thursday morning, police said 24-year-old Matthew D. Cooper was arrested on an active warrant by the U.S. Marshals Service at the request of the Portland Police Bureau.

Cooper was previously arrested as part of this investigation on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment. Police said he now faces the charge of riot.

Cooper was booked back into the Multnomah County Jail on Thursday.

Additionally, 50-year-old Russell E. Schultz was arrested on an active warrant for riot. Police said he was taken into custody in Washington.

The May 1 fight involved as many as 60 people, according to police.

Also on Thursday, Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson said he was turning himself in on charges connected with the fight. Gibson said the confrontation involved his group and Antifa.

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(2) comments

Lee Smith

Funny how the last independent media station is now beating the liberal antifa is good and everyone else is bad drum. From everything I have seen in the media it appears to me that antifa is the aggressor in each of these riots.


It not only appears that antifa is the aggressor they always are. Why else would most of them wear face coverings ? This is by design so they can not be recognized easily when they become the thugs that they are !!

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