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 the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse between July 23 and early on July 28, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said.
The protests, which began after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, “have been followed by nightly criminal activity including assaults on law enforcement officers, destruction of property, looting, arson and vandalism,” his statement read.
Two of the protesters, a man and a woman in their 30s, are accused of assaulting federal officers during a demonstration that started Thursday night and lasted into Friday morning.
Four others, including an 18-year-old man, are charged with failing to obey lawful orders at the same protest.
Ronald Bernard Hickey, a 44-year-old from Canada, was charged Friday for allegedly harassing and stalking federal agents deployed to Portland in response to the protests.
Prosecutors allege he released the personal information 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 arrested for allegedly assaulting federal officers and one person was charged with operating a drone in restricted airspace.
During a demonstration the next night, seven more people were accused of assaulting federal officers.
Federal prosecutors have announced charges against at least 27 other people in connection with the protests since the beginning of July.
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