Portland bystanders whooped and cheer as cops bull rush jobless anarchists who had taken over a Downtown intersection during Wednesday protest calling for the firing of the police chief over response during Inauguration Day riots last Friday.
…”A group of about 30 people gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square in the afternoon, calling for the dismissal of Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman. Clad mostly in black with many wearing bandanas over their faces, they stepped into the intersection of Southwest Yamhill and Sixth Avenue, blocking cars, buses and a MAX train.
…It apparently was part of a promise by people to disrupt the city to show their outrage over the police response to an Inauguration Day rally and march downtown last Friday when officers in riot gear used tear gas and flash-bang and sting-ball grenades to get people to leave.
Each of the people arrested — 12 adults and two 17-year-olds — received improper position on a highway citations, Portland police said in a news release.
The protesters were in the Yamhill intersection for less than 15 minutes when officers arrived to the cheers of bystanders. They cleared the intersection and arrested three people while bystanders whooped and clapped…”