Police declare unlawful assembly at Salem Trump protest
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State Police in Oregon declared an unlawful assembly and at least one person was arrested at the state Capitol Wednesday afternoon as hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered.
Police in riot gear were trying to get people - many of whom were armed - to leave.
“OSP has declared this event an unlawful assembly. You must disperse,” State Police said via Twitter.
The pro-Trump crowd was touting repeated unfounded allegations of election fraud and it came the same day pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Authorities said one person had been arrested for harrassment and disorderly conduct.
Prior to the protests operations at the state Capitol had been halted as authorities prepared for crowds and potential damage. Salem has been the site of weekly protests since the November Election and has seen violent clashes between pro-Trump demonstators and opponents.