Protester wanted by police arrested after approaching and filming officers

Multiple protesters were detained during a protest in downtown Portland in memory of 17-year-old Quanice Hayes, who was shot and killed by a Portland police officer in February 2017. The protest delayed a Portland City Council meeting.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police officers arrested a man Sunday in connection with a fight caught on camera during a protest at the Portland Building March 29.

Philip Stan Schaefer, 45, is the seventh person to be arrested for alleged crimes committed during the protest.

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He was arrested at a Northeast Portland Starbucks after he approached officers having coffee and began filming them.

One of the officers recognized Schaefer from a bulletin posted at the police bureau's detective division and took him into custody.

Photos: Police confront protesters outside Portland Building

Schaefer was booked on charges of coercion and second-degree robbery. He was released on $255,000 bond Sunday night.

However, those charges have been reduced to a single count of third-degree robbery, pending the outcome of a grand jury hearing on Monday, April 11, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said.

The charges come after a fight Schaefer allegedly had with a man outside the Portland Building, in which he appeared to take eyeglasses off the man’s face.

Raw: Fight caught on cam during protest

A few days ago, 35-year-old Lucy Elizabeth Smith was arrested for fourth-degree assault and strangulation in connection with the same incident.

Other people arrested for alleged actions at the protest include 46-year-old Tara Parrish, 34-year-old Hollis Laray Patrick McClure and 20-year-old Adebisi Ashley Okuneye.

Damion Zachary Feller, 22, was arrested for disorderly conduct and for reckless burning, after he allegedly burned a flare outside the Portland Building earlier in the afternoon, police said.

A 14-year-old boy was also arrested.

Officers took reports of two assaults and some property damage at the Portland Building during the early afternoon protest.

Both of those incidents remain under investigation and additional arrests are possible, police said. 

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