Oregon Police arrest at least four people during COVID protests at the Capitol

SALEM, Ore. – A special session of the Oregon Legislature was held Disturbed by protesters on Monday who apparently spoke out against guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The protesters broke glass doors in the largely empty Capitol, tore tarpaulin from the marble reliefs on the front stairs, and had a brief argument with officers from the Oregon State Police and the Salem Police Department.

Police arrested at least four people during the six-hour rally, which was attended by more than 100 demonstrators, including members of the far-right Patriot Prayer Group.

Another man is being searched for who assaulted two reporters and tried to break into the Capitol, police said.

“We are committed to ensuring that our constitutional rights are here for this hearing and that we have the right to reopen the state of Oregon,” said Crystal Wagner. “Why do you have a hearing without the people? We are the people, we are the taxpayers. We are here to fight for our democracy.”

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