New Multnomah County Courthouse vandalized by protesters
The new Multnomah County Courthouse was vandalized during a Sunday night protest in downtown Portland.
Police arrested six people overnight on charges ranging from assaulting a public safety officer to criminal mischief in the first degree.
According to police, a march began in Tom McCall Waterfront Park at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 4. The group walked to the new Multnomah County Courthouse at 1200 S.W. First Ave. The $324 million courthouse at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge is scheduled to open on Monday, Oct. 5.
As the group arrived, they were warned by loudspeaker and social media not to vandalize the building or block traffic in the street. They were told that failure to adhere to the order could result in arrest or the use of force.
A few people spray-painted the building. At least one arrest was made by Portland Police, and the suspect was transferred to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. A support van that drove the wrong way on a one-way street and then blocked traffic was stopped and towed.
The group then marched to Central Precinct, 1111 S.W. Second Ave. Some buildings were vandalized and more targeted arrests were made. The gathering marched to City Hall, and most of the crowd meandered away by about 12:30 a.m.
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