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Protesters gathered outside of Multnomah County Justice Center; unlawful assembly declared

Protests continued into Saturday night after an eventful afternoon of opposing rallies in North Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. — As protests continue in Portland, protesters gathered out front of the Multnomah County Justice Center on Saturday night.

This comes after a day of opposing rallies in North Portland. The Proud Boys, a far-right group, and various left-wing anti-fascist groups held rallies nearby in North Portland on Saturday afternoon. Both rallies dispersed by 4 p.m.

At around 9 p.m. a couple hundred people gathered outside of the Multnomah County Justice Center despite the eventful afternoon of opposing rallies. An unlawful assembly was announced just after 11:30 p.m. around SW 3rd Avenue. Police then began bull-rushing and pushing protesters, press, and legal observers.

As police pushed the crowd away from their original gathering area around SW 3rd Avenue, New York Times correspondent Mike Baker tweets at around 12 a.m. on Sunday that police made an 'aggressive' arrest and knock over a photographer clearly marked as press.

That wasn't the only press member to be pushed. As Oregon Public Broadcasting's Sergio Olmos caught on camera, law enforcement pushing and using implements like batons to shove press back. 

An unlawful assembly was declared just before 11:50 p.m.

Just before 9:30 p.m., reporter Sergio Olmos with Oregon Public Broadcasting witnessed an officer macing a protester holding a sign. Other journalists report that the Portland Police Bureau had made several arrests.

By 9:45 p.m. following several reported arrests, police retreated one block away, according to reporter Justin Yau.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office tweeted that 3rd Avenue, where protesters were gathering is open to traffic and told protesters to get out of the roadway or they would be subject to arrest, citation or the use of crowd controlling agents.

At around 9:21 p.m. reporters outside the Justice Center said that people were being arrested. There was confusion as to the reason for the arrests.

Outside the Justice Center around 9 p.m., a hundred or so people could be seen in the demonstration.

Early on the LRAD speaker system was reported to be telling protesters to get onto sidewalks, according to several independent journalists at the Justice Center.

Protests in Portland over racial injustice and police brutality resumed last week after a brief hiatus due to wildfires across the state blanketing the city in smoky and unhealthy air conditions. Prior to that, there had been more than 100 consecutive nights of demonstrations, many of which ended with clashes between police and protesters, following the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis.

The following people were arrested on Saturday:

Grace Dietzschold, 18, of Portland - Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Harassment

Dwon Knighten, 46, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Kalee Conklin, 28, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Michael Smith, 42, of Beaverton, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Aubrey Danner, 33, of Gladstone, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Ruby Martin, 30, of Springfield, Oregon - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Jordan Brokaw, 23, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Chris Baltazar, 27, of Fontana, California - Interfering with a Peace Officer 

Peter Werve, 44, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Kayla Degroot, 26, of Alberta, Canada - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Corina Rampola, 48, of Corvallis, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Rachel Myles, 34, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Alexander Trevigne, Jr, 28, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Danny Leclaire, 27, of Seattle, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Brandon Sanchez, 23, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Michael Colten, 28, of Minnesota - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Escape in the Third Degree

John Doe 1, unknown age, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

John Doe 2, unknown age, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Rachel McDonough, 27, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment

Kristopher Davenport, 22, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Aggravated Harassment, Resisting Arrest

Omar Shafiq, 23, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

John Hacker, 36, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Harassment

Mitchell Lindsay, 28, of Portland - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Richard Singlestad, 26, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Nicholas Longoria, 23, of San Antonio, Texas - Robbery in the Third Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Jackson Tudela, 24, unknown residence - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Ian Overcash, 18, of Portland - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree