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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.

(From Portland Police Bureau)

(From Portland Police Bureau)

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.

(From Portland Police Bureau)

(From Portland Police Bureau)


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.