- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been charged with riot, arson and criminal mischief for allegedly throwing flaming flares during Portland’s May Day march.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/z5pFbg ) Damion Feller was charged Thursday. He didn’t enter a plea.

He was arrested Wednesday after investigators reviewed video of the Monday events and received community tips.

An affidavit says after Fuller was arrested, police showed him a photograph of the person throwing the flares. The affidavit says Fuller told police, “I saw that online and knew I was (expletive).”

Feller is one of about two dozen people arrested in connection with the protest, which police deemed a riot and shut down after protesters set fires, smashed windows and spray-painted businesses.

Most protesters arrested during the march were released from custody Tuesday and are awaiting charges.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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