- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland police say they arrested two people among dozens protesting low prisoner wages and other incarceration issues.

The demonstration lasted through rush hour downtown and at times disrupted light rail and vehicle traffic.

Police say some protesters threw things at them, stood on the hood of a police SUV and scratched an anarchy symbol into the rear of it.

Police tweeted that they received numerous reports of threats, intimidation and damage to cars and property by demonstrators.

KATU-TV reports (https://goo.gl/dgkNKP ) it wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the arrests, but several people were violating police orders to stay out of the street.

Police also deployed an unidentified gas during the incident.


Information from: KATU-TV, https://www.katu.com/

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