PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dozens of people protesting the fatal police shooting of Quanice Hayes blocked streets and rallied in front of the Portland Building Wednesday afternoon.
Portland police said they received a report that someone was assaulted by protesters. Officers in riot gear confronted several protesters outside the building just before 3 p.m.
Six people were arrested, police said. Hollis Laray Patrick McClure, 34, Adebisi Ashley Okuneye, 20, Tara Parrish, 46, and a 14-year-old boy were arrested for disorderly conduct.
Damion Zachary Feller, 22, was arrested for disorderly conduct and reckless burning. Feller was seen burning a flare outside the building.
Lucy Elizabeth Smith, 35, was arrested for assault and strangulation.
Protesters attempted to enter the building ahead of the scheduled 2 p.m. Portland City Council meeting, but they were denied access. The meeting was rescheduled and began around 3 p.m.
After multiple disruptions at Portland City Council meetings, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he is prepared to ask police to arrest protesters who are disruptive at City Council meetings.
Hayes, 17, was shot and killed by a Portland police officer after police said he used a replica handgun to rob a man. Hayes’ mother is calling for a federal investigation into the shooting.