25 Arrested After May Day March Turned Into A Riot

Photo: Jim Ferretti

Portland, Ore. —  What started with a peaceful rally and march, ended with flash bang grenades and several arrests.

Portland’s annual May Day rally and march started about 2pm Monday with the gathering in the Park Blocks.  Several hundred people gathered to hear speeches from workers right groups along with immigrant rights groups.

About 3:30 p.m. the group started their permitted march through the streets of downtown Portland.  Police on bikes where there to help guide the group and try to keep them heading in the right direction.

The march was lead by several groups that brought families and it was peaceful.  However in the back to the march was the anarchist group who seemed to have a different idea in mind.

Trouble seemed to start in front of City Hall where one person carried an American Flag that had been set on fire.

The march was moving great until it reached SW 2nd and Madison, that is where some of the marchers, mostly dressed in black and associated with the anarchist group, started throwing objects at the police officers on bicycles.  I witnessed several rocks being thrown, along with smoke bombs, full cans of Pepsi and even some sort of ceramic container that appeared to be full of paint.  It was at that point where Portland Police made the decision to remove the police on bicycles and replace them with officers in full riot gear.

A short time after that, police came on the loud speaker and announced that the permit for the march had been canceled and the streets needed to be cleared due to violent acts by marchers.

Police used flash bang grenades to try and disperse the crowd but they continued marching and that is when officials said it had gone from a protest to a riot.

Several people were arrested after a Portland Police vehicle was vandalized and nearly set on fire.  A fire was started in an intersection using newspaper boxes and a wooden pallet.  Several downtown businesses windows busted out along with several areas of spray paint on building walls.

The day ended with a small group of protesters outside of Police Headquarters yelling at police.

Portland Police have released mugshots and names of the 25 people arrested:


Those arrested include three juveniles and 22 adults (age, name, and charge):

* 17-year-old Callie Quinn-Ward — Arrested for Riot
* 14-year-old Brady Carcmichael — Arrested for Riot
* 17-year-old Tess Waxman — Arrested for Riot
* 21-year-old Ayden Michael Foster-Wysocki — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 18-year-old Madhab Pulle — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 37-year-old Tyler Hans Larsen — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 44-year-old Luis Marquez — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 20-year-old Grahme Meneses — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 22-year-old Jace Anthony Willis — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 42-year-old Corey Daniel Joe — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Assaulting a Police Officer
* 19-year-old Brianna Borgen — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 34-year-old Rachel Visco — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 33-year-old Phoebe Loomis — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 19-year-old Michell Korin Myers — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 22-year-old Rylie Wolff — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 35-year-old Lucy Elizabeth Smith — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 38-year-old Glenn Allen Silbersdorff — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 28-year-old Christopher Fellini — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 24-year-old Frank Martinez — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Resist Arrest
* 28-year-old Ian Lawrence Henderson — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 20-year-old Javier Ivan Reyes — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 34-year-old Dan Edward Wright — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 29-year-old Jeff Richard Singer — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer
* 24-year-old Taylor James Evans — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer
* 26-year-old John Barton Elliott — Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

All three juveniles were released to a parent. All adults received a traffic citation for violation of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.535 (Failing to Obey a Police Officer).

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