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Protesters clear out after Portland police declare unlawful assembly outside Penumbra Kelly Building

Friday night’s protest comes on the heels of two nights of demonstrations outside the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct, both of which resulted in clashes.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police declared a demonstration involving an estimated couple hundred protesters on East Burnside an unlawful assembly Friday night. Protesters cleared out around 2:30 a.m.

The Portland Police Bureau announced Saturday afternoon that they arrested 24 people overnight. Police also said an Oregon State Police trooper suffered a head injury when they were struck in the head by a large rock. 

Protests against police brutality and systemic racism continue in Portland, 10 weeks since the killing of George Floyd.

Shortly before 10 p.m., the group of demonstrators arrived at the Penumbra Kelly Building, at 47th Avenue and East Burnside, where the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is located, after marching from Laurelhurst Park, about three-quarters of a mile away. Police declared the unlawful assembly shortly after the group arrived.

Police said people were warned to not go on the property or they would be arrested for trespassing. When officers started making arrests, members of the crowd started throwing rocks toward officers, police said.

Just after 1 a.m., police began to disperse the crowd. Reports from the scene say police used smoke and other measures to move the crowd east away from the building.

Portland police did not use CS gas, according to a press release from Portland police.

Protesters reportedly threw eggs, rocks and commercial grade fireworks at officers while they tried to clear out the crowd. Police said in Saturday's press release that "unspent explosive devices" were also thrown at officers.

Officers said they made several arrests, including one person wearing ballistics body armor, who allegedly shined a laser at the police helicopter. 

Police found pool noodles filled with nails placed in the middle of the road, in an effort to damage their vehicles. The tires on one police vehicle were damaged. 

Credit: Portland Police Bureau

Oregon State Police were also involved in the effort to move protesters away from the building. The Portland Police Bureau said an OSP trooper suffered a head injury when they were struck in the head by a large rock.

Credit: Portland Police Bureau
The Portland Police Bureau says this is the rock that was thrown at an Oregon State Police trooper. The trooper suffered a head injury, police say.

Here is information released by Portland police about the 24 people who were arrested:

  • Joshua Corbin, 21, of Portland, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest. 
  • Wesley Hilmeyer, 33, of Portland, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Keegan Foster, 26, of Portland, Interfering with a Police Officer 
  • Ben Lattes, 21, of Portland, Interfering with a Police Officer 
  • Nicholas Nanpei, 35, of Portland, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer 
  • Liam Cain, 35, of Oakland, CA, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Drew Fredenburg, 20, of Portland, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest 
  • Aaron McKrackin, 49, of Portland, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Resist Arrest 
  • Joseph Rushmore, 35, of Tulsa, OK, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Jesse Thompson, 25, of Portland, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Rachel Myles, 34, of Portland, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest 
  • Katrina Ochoa, 29, of Portland, Interfering with a Police Officer, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree 
  • Orion Crabb, 37, unknown residence, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Kristopher Donnelly, 26, of Portland, Riot, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Michael Arellano, 32, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree 
  • Jerome Know, 41, of Portland, Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 
  • Alexa Graham, 33, of Portland, Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer 
  • Geoffrey Jordan, 38, unknown residence, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Matthew Anderson, 31, unknown residence, Assault in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest 
  • Peyton Hubbard, 19, unknown residence, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Ethan Klickman, 28, of Portland, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Brandon Paape, 31, unknown residence, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree 
  • Dante Carneval, 23, unknown residence, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Richard Berry, 30, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 

Friday night’s protest comes on the heels of two nights of demonstrations outside the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct. Those nights ended with officers clearing out protesters who vandalized the precinct and threatened violence, according to police.

Overnight Thursday, about 200 people, some wielding homemade shields, clashed with police as two other Black Lives Matter rallies proceeded peacefully elsewhere.

RELATED: Police declare unlawful assembly, make multiple arrests outside East Precinct

Earlier that night, two women were seen in the throng of the protests. One had paint dumped on her and another, who held a Black Lives Matter sign, attempted to put out a fire and was stopped by someone dressed in all black.

RELATED: 'You're not helping my Black friends': Neighbors confront destructive protesters, get splattered with paint

On Wednesday night, people pulled boards off the precinct windows, used them to wedge the doors shut and tried to set fire to the building, according to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.

“You are attempting to commit murder,” Wheeler said.

RELATED: 'You are attempting to commit murder': Portland mayor, police chief denounce violence at East Precinct

The mayor’s comments were cited by President Donald Trump on Friday night, who continued his bashing of Portland, saying the city is a “disaster.”

Earlier this week, Wheeler said violent protesters were serving as political “props” for Trump's reelection.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.