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State Representative Accused Of Letting Protesters Into Oregon Capitol

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Officials say that Republican State Rep. Mike Nearman let protesters into the Oregon Capitol building, which was closed to the public, during a special legislative session in December.

The far-right protest held in opposition to statewide COVID-19 restrictions attracted hundreds of people.

Protestors assaulted reporters, attacked authorities with bear spray and broke glass doors.

It is not immediately clear if and what consequences the lawmaker will face.


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