Arrests at Ore. march to support Occupy Oakland
Monday, February 6, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police say they have arrested at least 10 of an estimated 175 protesters who marched Monday night in what was billed as a demonstration to support Occupy Oakland.
Police say some demonstrators broke a glass door at a restaurant, threw garbage and vandalized several cars.
Lt. Robert King said those arrested are accused of disorderly conduct and interfering with officers. They included a 15-year-old boy.
The Oregonian reports that dozens of officers responded at the peak of the demonstration in southeast Portland.
Several protesters said they were upset about the damage caused by a small faction in the crowd.
More than 400 people were arrested on Jan. 28 in Oakland, Calif., when a midday march escalated into a clash between some rock-throwing protesters and police who responded with tear gas.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com