Portland chaos: 22 face federal charges over weekend violence


22 people were arrested and are facing federal charges for their roles in protests over the weekend at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon.

Protests since May 26 have been followed by nightly criminal activity, including assaults on law enforcement officers, according to court documents.

Other activities detailed in court documents include destruction of property, looting and arson, with the attorney’s office calling the federal courthouse “a nightly target of vandalism.”

According to the attorney’s office, six people have been charged for alleged criminal conduct during a protest beginning Thursday last week and extending into early the next morning: Carly Anne Ballard, 34, and David Michael Bouchard, 36, are charged with assaulting federal officers. Josslynn Kreutz, 28, Dakota Eastman, 30, Ezra Meyers, 18, and Mark Rolycanov, 28, are charged with failing to obey lawful orders. – READ MORE

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