Protesters arrested in scuffles at Portland march
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Protesters holding a May Day march without a permit in downtown Portland have scuffled with police and about a dozen of the protesters have been arrested.
About 100 protesters began marching through downtown at noon on Tuesday and scuffles with police broke out when some protesters got off the sidewalk and into the street. A shoving match ensued when police on bikes and horses tried to push protesters back onto the sidewalk.
Protesters continued their march and the confrontations continued.
Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said about 12 people had been arrested so far.
Police also reported that two banks were vandalized earlier Tuesday.