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10 Dec 2013
11 Dec 2013
Anti-police brutality march ends with 10 arrests
Police arrested 10 people in Southeast Portland Monday night during a protest called in solidarity with hundreds of people recently arrested during an Occupy Oakland demonstration in California.
Occupy Portland officials said the protest was not part of its movement.
Local protesters were arrested along and near Southeast Belmont Street and 23rd Avenue after vandalizing a building, a passing car and blocking streets. The front window of Genoa Restaurant was damaged by debris.
Protesters posted fliers calling the march a rally against police brutality in Oakland and in Portland.
Those arrested included eight adults and two juveniles. Charges ranged from disorderly conduct to interfering with a police officer and resisting arrest.
The protest began around 6 p.m. and almost immediately became confrontation. An email from Occupy Portland members denied sanctioning the protest, saying it was organized by others not connected to the non-violent Occupy movement.
Occupy Portland posted a video of the march on its website.
KOIN Local 6 also posted a video of the march as part of its coverage of the march.
KOIN Local 6 contributed to this story.