PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police arrested 71 people during Saturday night’s anti-Trump protest in downtown Portland. Sixty-seven people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, and five people were given criminal citations, reports Portland police.
Those arrested ranged in age from 18 to 54.
A majority of those arrested happened about 11:00 p.m. at Southwest Stark Street and Broadway. Police used a TriMet bus to transport them to Central Precinct.
Portland police say several times throughout the evening, demonstrators threw bottles and projectiles at police, at one point attacking a film crew.
“Protesters throwing burning road flares at police,” tweeted the Portland Police.
Early Sunday morning, police said an unknown suspect spray graffiti on a Portland Police unit.
Shooting in Portland
A man was shot early Saturday on the Morrison Bridge during a protest march. The suspect was believed to be in a vehicle on the bridge when a confrontation unfolded with a member of the crowd, Portland police said in a statement. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots before fleeing.
The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was treated at a hospital.
Two 18-year-old men were arrested and charged with attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon, police said.
Seventeen people were arrested in Friday night’s protests, police said.
Portland has been the site of the most violent anti-Trump demonstrations. Thursday night, a small group broke away and smashed the windows of businesses and a number of vehicles at an auto dealership.
On Saturday, police began tweeting photos of protesters and asking people to identify them so arrests can be made.