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Several People Arrested During Protest in Downtown Portland
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Monday June 5, 2017 - 10:10 AM
 
On Sunday June 4, more than 1,000 people attended an "alt-right" rally and a large counter-protest, just nine days after two men were stabbed to death on a train.

Organised by alt-right activist Joey Gibson, leader of the far-right Patriot Prayer political group, Sunday's event was described as free speech rally for supporters of US President Donald Trump.

Several people were arrested during the protest events in Downtown Portland. The three protest events were held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, City Hall, and Chapman Square. 14 arrests were made at a variety of locations due to criminal behavior. 

The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. Groups at Portland's City Hall and Terry Schrunk Plaza were largely peaceful, while a group at Chapman Square required significant attention from law enforcement. During the course of police action, in response to a significant amount of projectiles being thrown, less lethal munitions, including "pepper ball" and aerial distraction devices (ADD) were used by police. 

Portland demonstration after the May 26 murders [Phoro by Mike Bivins/Al Jazeera]
The following people were arrested today and will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on June 9: 

19-year-old Brooks Christopher Klehr was arrested on Southwest Main Street, 3rd to 4th Avenues, on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. 

45-year-old Derek Wayne Christensen was arrested at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Jefferson Street on a charge of Carrying a Concealed Weapon. 

34-year-old Kellan C. McDonald was arrested at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Main Street on a charge of Interfering with a Peace Officer. 

22-year-old Henry James Best was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Best was also given a federal criminal citation. 

46-year-old Kim Michael Sorgente was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. 

31-year-old Mark Anthony Richardson was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Richardson was also given a federal criminal citation. 

20-year-old Andrew Ellott McLoughlin was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Madison Street on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Harassment. 

30-year-old Jordyn Suzanna Hidgon-Luckey was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Salmon Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.

30-year-old Kelly Marshall Baur was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Alder Street on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. 

21-year-old Forrest Gabriel Ramona Smith was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Morrison Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. 

35-year-old Jeremy Daniel Ibarra was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Morrison Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. 



In addition, three others were given federal criminal citations by Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers and released: 

26-year-old Alex Anthony Fitzgibbon 

23-year-old Timothy Francis Ledwith 

35-year-old Corey David McGee