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UPDATE: Don't Shoot PDX leader taken into custody



Police arrested two people who were part of a Sunday afternoon protest at Southeast 82nd and Division.

Police said 44-year-old Teressa Raiford and 43-year-old Diane Chavez were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer.

Raiford is a leader of the Don't Shoot PDX movement. Chavez was filming the protest. They were among dozens of people blocking traffic and holding signs as part of the Day of Remembrance gatherings planned by Don't Shoot PDX and Portland Rising Tide on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis.

Brown was shot during a confrontation with a Ferguson police officer. His death sparked several nights of protests and public condemnation across the nation.

Portland police said the two were arrested at about 3:13 p.m. Aug. 9, during the protest at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street involving 75 to 100 people who were blocking traffic. East Precinct officers began talking with the protesters, convincing most to leave the street.

When two people refused to leave the street, they were arrested without incident.

The protest ended peacefully and no one was injured. Traffic on 82nd Avenue was blocked for less than 10 minutes, police said.

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