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The arrests came as a few hundred people gathered in two groups in the park, one for a Patriot Prayer 'March for Freedom,' and a counter-protest organized by Portland Stands United Against Hate, a coalition of anti-hate groups.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Fights broke out and pepper spray flew as two competing groups held rallies Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, in Waterfront Park. Three people were arrested during the rallies, which were mostly peaceful.Three people were arrested Sunday afternoon during competing rallies in Portland's Waterfront Park.

Police said a 16-year-old boy was arrested for second degree disorderly conduct and a felony probation warrant for second-degree burglary, reckless burning and criminal mischief. He was booked into the Donald E. Long Detention Home.

Police also arrested 24-year-old Jonny Perez for second-degree disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer and third-degree escape. Perez was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned Monday.

Police also issued a criminal citation to 21-year-old Tusitala Toese on a charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. Toese was treated at an area hospital for an injury he suffered during Sunday's rally clashes.

The arrests came as a few hundred people gathered in two groups in the park, one for a Patriot Prayer "March for Freedom," and a counter-protest organized by Portland Stands United Against Hate, a coalition of anti-hate groups.

The march and rally began at about 2 p.m., Aug. 6, and stayed mostly peaceful. There were several clashes between the two groups, with punches and pepper spray dousing some of the people involved.

Police kept a distance from the rallies, and set up a place where injured people could get medical treatment at Portland Fire and Rescue Station Number 1.

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