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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland Police arrested one person during a protest downtown Saturday evening.

At about 8:30 p.m., a group of people gathered along Southwest 3rd Avenue between Southwest Main and Southwest Salmon streets, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Portland Police say the group focused most of its attention on the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the federal officers inside.

Police say federal officers deployed crowd control munitions and CS gas, used a Long Range Acoustic Device, and made arrests.

At about 2 a.m., Portland Police officers responded when federal officers called for help. According to police, people were resisting arrest and members of the crowd were throwing bottles at federal officers near Southwest Main and Southwest 3rd.

Police made public address announcements and told the crowd to leave. They closed off the area between Southwest Naito to Southwest Broadway and Southwest Columbia to Southwest Harvey Milk.

Police monitored the crowd over the next hour and repeated their public address announcements to leave the area.

People lit fires in trash cans and Dumpsters, but no structures were threatened.

Police say the crowd finally dispersed by about 3:20 a.m.

Portland Police made one arrest, 19-year-old Tristen McColley, for unlawful pointing of a laser.  

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(6) comments

Finallllly- ACTION!

None of these riots (AKA "fake protests") should be allowed when we can't even have more than 25 people in a grocery store right now. These nightly riots need to be stopped immediately no matter the cost.

These other anarchists are always going to blame everything on Trump and law enforcement officers for doing what they are supposed to do: Keep law and order. They should have done this weeks ago.

I hope people vote these worthless Portland leaders out come November or there won't be anything left of Portland. Hardesty needs to go for sure. She is racist and causing more division!

Husky Loyalist

Another night of Wheeler's brownshirts assaulting the citizens and police. When is Portland going to wake up that Wheeler is the lynch pin for these riots? It is all about his hate for the President and his affinity for those who want to destroy the Republic.

lanquan

Mayor,

Immediately, we need to reimpose a curfew with some latitude.

From 10 pm until 6 am, any group larger than 8 people will ALL be arrested.

You MUST do something. You MUST step up. The (silent) majority IS getting really pissed.

We have sat back and watched Portland's descent into chaos.

National news showing President Trump talking about Portland and the attack on the Federal Officer.

People will ask, is that Seattle? Is that San Francisco? Oakland? Bosnia, Northern Ireland??

NO It's Portland overseen by Mayor Ted Wheeler... Very sad and disappointing

WebFootSTi

It sounds like the feds don't have the same limitations that are put on PPB by our dear leaders. That's a good thing.

lanquan

We need a curfew NOW! From 10 pm until 6 am any group larger than 8 get's arrested, no questions asked.

joann_is_racist

yes definitely, we need a curfew to stop the violence

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