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Five Arrested After Salem Protest

091913.capitol.protest.1SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police say they arrested five people Thursday morning following a protest on the north side of the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem.

Oregon State Police said two of the five people used ropes, supported by human anchors, to drop off the top wall below the Golden Pioneer Statute to hang a sign on the side of the building.

OSP troopers found 3 people on the observation deck, two of which were acting as anchors for the 2 people on ropes hanging a protest sign on the building’s exterior.

The protesters took advantage of daily tours provided through Visitors Services to access the observation deck. They were arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail.

Benjamin Jones, Erin Michele Grady, Robert Oliver, Isabel Indigo Brooks and Peter Bryan Garcia face multiple charges of disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass.

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  1. Ryan Navickas says:

    Well, what were they protesting?

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