An unidentified “John Doe,” two teens and adults ranging from 21 to 51 years old comprise the crowd arrested Saturday during much-anticipated Portland protests.
Two demonstrators were jailed, and nine were cited and released, according to Portland Police. The two teens, 15 and 17, were referred to the juvenile authorities, police said.
The arrests came as hundreds of demonstrators descended on Portland to attend or oppose a right-wing “End Domestic Terrorism” rally.
Police mostly succeeded in separating opposing protesters, but after taunts and chants, the showdown between right-wing activists and those protesting their presence devolved into a roving game of cat-and-mouse.
Packs of political rivals crisscrossed bridges that span the Willamette River, and police scrambled to keep them apart.
Skirmishes, pepper spray and arrests on the city’s east and west sides followed over the course of hours as crowds of mostly counterprotesters roamed the streets.
Those arrested include:
• Alexander G. Dial, 37, who was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He has since been released on his own recognizance.
• A man whom police have not identified by name or age and is suspected of second-degree disorderly conduct. He was booked into jail and has since been released on his own recognizance.
• Michael A. Mitchell, 44, who’s suspected of second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, interfering with police and possession of weapons in a park. Mitchell was cited and released.
• Teagan Winkler, 21, who’s suspected of second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with police. Winkler was cited and released.
• Ryan Georgioff, 30, who’s suspected of giving false information to a peace officer. Georgioff was cited and released.
• Brandon Howard, 33, who’s suspected of fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct. Howard was cited and released.
• Jamal O. Williams, 43; Hezekiah Bulnes, 23; Richard J. Klimek, 51; Alonna Mitsch, 26; and Zachary Lange, 21, who were cited on suspicion of second-degree disorderly conduct and released.
• The teens, who are suspected of second-degree disorderly conduct. The Oregonian generally doesn’t identify juveniles accused of crimes unless they’re tried as an adult or face Measure 11 charges.
Police, who estimated more than 1,200 demonstrators turned out Saturday, didn’t specify where or when each of the arrests occurred.
They reported six injuries, all minor, including a person officers found hurt and sent to a hospital.
More than 700 law enforcement officers from 15 agencies worked on crowd control, police said.