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22 people dealing with federal charges in connection with Portland demonstrations

July 28, 2020 | 2:02am Enlarge Image A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon REUTERS Twenty-two more people have been arrested and charged over their alleged roles in Portland protests, federal prosecutors announced Monday. The charges of criminal conduct were in connection to demonstrations outside…

July 28, 2020 | 2: 02 am

Twenty-two more individuals have been arrested and charged over their supposed roles in Portland demonstrations, federal district attorneys revealed Monday.

The charges of criminal conduct were in connection to presentations outside the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse between July 23 and early on July 28, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams stated.

The protests, which began after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, “have actually been followed by nightly criminal activity consisting of assaults on law enforcement officers, destruction of home, looting, arson and vandalism,” his statement read.

Two of the protesters, a male and a lady in their 30 s, are implicated of attacking federal officers throughout a demonstration that started Thursday night and lasted into Friday morning.

Four others, including an 18- year-old man, are charged with stopping working to obey legal orders at the exact same protest.

Ronald Bernard Hickey, a 44- year-old from Canada, was charged Friday for apparently harassing and stalking federal agents released to Portland in action to the demonstrations.

Prosecutors declare he released the individual info of the agents on his Twitter account in order to threaten, intimidate or incite violence against them.

At a protest overnight Saturday, seven people were detained for presumably attacking federal officers and someone was charged with operating a drone in restricted airspace.

During a demonstration the next night, 7 more people were accused of attacking federal officers.

Federal prosecutors have actually revealed charges against a minimum of 27 other people in connection with the demonstrations because the beginning of July.

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