Portland police arrested 25 people during the May Day riot in downtown Portland Monday afternoon.

The May Day march started off around noon with a peaceful rally organized by the Portland May Day Coalition, followed by a march at 3:30 p.m.

Police reported that rocks were thrown at officers around 4 p.m., and then incidents between police and protesters started to escalate.

The PPB suggested that the permitted marchers separate from the “anarchist” group performing acts of vandalism.

Just before 4:30 p.m., PPB canceled the May Day march permit, citing actions by anarchists. Marchers were asked to leave the streets or be subject to arrest.

Police continued to clash with anarchists, reporting that anarchists started a fire near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Morrison Street and that they had thrown incendiary devices including fireworks and Molotov cocktails at police.

Due to the actions of anarchists, which included random acts of vandalism to downtown businesses, cars, and public and private property, police said the event had turned into a riot. Riot police responded to the scene and arrests were made.

Many of the arrests were made in the area of City Hall.

Twenty-two adults were arrested during the riot: 21-year-old Ayden Michael Foster-Wysocki -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 18-year-old Madhab Pulle -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 37-year-old Tyler Hans Larsen -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 44-year-old Luis Marquez -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 20-year-old Grahme Meneses -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 22-year-old Jace Anthony Willis -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 42-year-old Corey Daniel Joe -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Assaulting a Police Officer 19-year-old Brianna Borgen -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 34-year-old Rachel Visco -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 33-year-old Phoebe Loomis -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 19-year-old Michell Korin Myers -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 22-year-old Rylie Wolff -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 35-year-old Lucy Elizabeth Smith -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 38-year-old Glenn Allen Silbersdorff -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 28-year-old Christopher Fellini -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 24-year-old Frank Martinez -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Resist Arrest 28-year-old Ian Lawrence Henderson -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 20-year-old Javier Ivan Reyes -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 34-year-old Dan Edward Wright -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 29-year-old Jeff Richard Singer -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer 24-year-old Taylor James Evans -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer 26-year-old John Barton Elliott -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree Three juveniles, two 17-year-old girls and a 14-year-old boy, were also arrested during the riot. They were released to a parent.

Police said all adults received a traffic citation for failing to obey a police officer.

According to PPB, officers seized a small, concealable slingshot from one suspect containing various materials for ammunition.

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