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Oregon Police are arresting at least two amid COVID protests on the Capitol Building

Salem, Oregon – A special session of the Oregon legislature has convened It was disrupted on Monday by the protesters Who appeared to oppose policies designed to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

Protesters smashed glass doors in the largely empty Capitol, tore up fabrics from the marbled reliefs on the front steps and engaged in a brief confrontation with Oregon Police and Salem Police Department officers.

Police arrested at least two people during the six-hour march that included more than 100 protesters, including members of the far-right Patriot Prayer group.

“We are defending our constitutional rights to be here at this legislative hearing, and for our rights to reopen Oregon,” said Crystal Wagner. “Why do they hold a legislative hearing without the people? We the people, we taxpayers. We are here to fight for our democracy.”

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