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Two more arrests made in relation to May Day fight outside Cider Riot Bar

Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and left-wing Antifa brawled in the streets on May 1 outside the bar in NE Portland.

Editor's note: The video above is from May 7, 2019 about the owners of Cider Riot Bar fearing retaliation after it filed a lawsuit against Patriot Prayer.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two men were arrested Thursday morning in connection with a large fight on May Day outside Cider Riot Bar in Northeast Portland.

The two suspects, 24-year-old Matthew D. Cooper and 50-year-old Russell E. Schultz, were arrested on active warrants by The U.S. Marshals Service for riot. Cooper was also named in an earlier indictment.

Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and left-wing Antifa brawled in the streets outside the bar located near Northeast 8th Avenue and Couch Street. The fight between approximately 60 people marked a violent end to an otherwise peaceful May Day in Portland.

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Credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Matthew Demetrius Cooper

On August 7, Alexander Kramer, 45, was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree attempted assault and unlawful use of mace. According to Willamette Week, Kramer has a history of joining far right groups in brawls.

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Cooper was also named in that indictment, and was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and harassment. He and Kramer pleaded not guilty to all charges on August 8.

The owner of Cider Riot filed a lawsuit for $1 million against Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and several other right-wing demonstrators. The lawsuit cites repeated attacks, threats, loss of business and costs incurred due to the incident and harassment thereafter.

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Anyone with information related to crimes committed during the May 1 and June 29 demonstrations are encouraged to email the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.