Night 89: Fire leads to riot at City Hall, 25 arrests

 


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A riot was declared outside City Hall in downtown Portland after windows were broken and fires were set on Tuesday during the 89th consecutive night of protests against police, systemic racism and other causes. Twenty-three adults were arrested while two juveniles were detained.

At about 9:30 p.m., a group of at least 100 people set out from Shemanski Park and marched east on SW Madison. They stopped outside Portland City Hall at SW 4th Avenue and SW Madison Street and let themselves inside after apparently finding an unlocked door. Police said people from the crowd began spray painting and breaking windows, while others reportedly smashed security features on the building including a surveillance camera.

Police quickly declared an unlawful assembly. Officers issued warnings over loudspeakers, telling the crowd if they do not leave, they could be subject to arrest and crowd control munitions — including tear gas. When most of the crowd refused to budge, police dispersed the crowd and made multiple arrests.

As the crowd cleared from the area, officers then retreated in an effort to further diffuse the situation while still issuing warnings. However, the crowd almost immediately returned.

A riot was declared by 11:10 p.m. when one man was seen trying to light City Hall on fire by igniting an aerosol can and spraying it toward the building. Security guards were reportedly still inside as this was happening.

After issuing additional warnings, officers attempted to disperse the crowd one again and made several more arrests. As they did, rebar ties were placed in the road as an attempt to pop police car tires and a bus shelter was shattered. Various lasers were shone in officers’ eyes as well.

Police said they tried to disengage for a second time but the crowd quickly returned and more arrests were made. By 1:30 a.m., most of the crowd had left the area for the night.

Ultimately, no tear gas was used overnight. Police say they arrested 23 adults and detained two juveniles. Those arrests were listed as follows:

Arrests made overnight:

  • Vetter, Logan A., 21, of Troutdale, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Ryel, Daniel, 41, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
  • Arteaga, Simona, 39, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
  • Anderson, Kelsey, 30, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resisting Arrest, Harassment
  • Garcia, Adrienne, 43, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resist Arrest, Escape 3
  • Morgan, Olivia, 29, of Portland, Oregon, Resist, Attempt Escape, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
  • Haralson, Riley, 18, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
  • Fuller, Megan, 37, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
  • Oien, Cory H., 34, of Tualatin, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest
  • Kelly, Bryan M., 36, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer
  • Raven-Guido, Alma, 18, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resisting Arrest
  • Welch, John, 22, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Pearce, Phillip, 40, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
  • Grant, Jackalyn, 22, of Portland, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Roach, Elijah A., 21, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Selivanow, Brittney, 22, of Portland, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Mischief II
  • Holdsclaw, Thurman, 25, of Portland, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Trespass II
  • Corbin, Joshua, 21, of Portland, Oregon, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
  • Iha, Uto, 40, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Trespass II
  • Steensma, Brian, 40, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Trespass II
  • Giles, Tanner L., 20, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Attempt Assault of a Public Safety Officer
  • Hadley, Charles, 19, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
  • Perry, Zachary, 24, of Portland, Oregon, Burglary II
Night 89: Fire leads to riot at City Hall, 25 arrests Night 89: Fire leads to riot at City Hall, 25 arrests Reviewed by Anson Moore on August 26, 2020 Rating: 5

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