Police in Oregon responded to anarchists wearing black bandannas and ski masks who began tearing up cities around the state in honor of May Day on Monday by making dozens of arrests.
Authorities said that a protest in Portland against the president became a violent riot when anarchists began breaking windows, setting fires, throwing smoke bombs at police, and destroying a police cruiser. They arrested 25 rioters, including a 14-year-old.
And, over in Seattle, five were arrested, including one who threw a rock, as pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators clashed.
Olympia, Washington, police had to deal with what they called “members of a mob” throwing bottles, using pepper spray, and even shooting marbles at police with slingshots that struck nine officers. Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts said that nine people were arrested.
Furthermore, in Oakland, California, police arrested at least four rioters who created a human chain around a county building, as protesters demanded sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
Meanwhile, protests taking place throughout the rest of the country were generally peaceful, as immigrants, union members, and others held strikes, boycotts, and marches to celebrate the contributions of immigrants — illegal and otherwise — in the United States.
Other protests throughout the country involved striking teachers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, immigrant activists in Phoenix, union members and activists marching on the Las Vegas Strip to protest the president’s policies, and, in Los Angeles, thousands of demonstrators waving American flags and flashing hopeful signs that read: “Love not hate.”
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) May 2, 2017
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