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NW protests: Man shot in Seattle, tear gas in Portland


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The latest on rallies and protests in the Northwest following the inauguration of President Donald Trump (all times local):

10:30 p.m.

Police say officers arrested a total of six people during Portland protests against President Donald Trump.

Portland police said in a news release that five arrests were made Friday during protest events downtown while one was made earlier in the day in connection with a November protest-turned-riot.

Police say the others were arrested for second-degree disorderly conduct.

Those arrested include: Nicholas Johnson, 21, Rosemary Tustin, 30, Craig Hasty, 45, Travis Martin, 18 and Matthew McGaugh, 41.

McGaugh was also booked on a charge of harassment, police said.


9:35 p.m.

Hospital officials say a man shot during a Seattle demonstration against far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is in critical condition.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the man, believed to be in his early 20s, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. and that he was in surgery.

People marching against President Donald Trump had joined the Yiannopoulos demonstration at the University of Washington just prior to the shooting.

Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is known for leading a harassment campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from Twitter.

The Seattle Times was reporting that police inside the event as the talk ended were keeping the audience in the room, saying “It’s a very volatile situation right now.” The newspaper said Yiannopoulos was whisked offstage.


9:25 p.m.

Police in Portland used incendiary devices and tear gas to disperse a crowd of people protesting President Donald Trump.

Authorities said some people in the crowd – that at one point numbered in the thousands – threw rocks, bottles, flares and “unknown liquid” at officers Friday night. The city’s entertainment district was closed following the rowdy gathering.

By about 9:25 p.m. the crowd dwindled to about few dozen around the city’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. Earlier Friday, a small group of protesters burned American flags at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

3:20 p.m.

A small group of protesters burned American flags on a main square in downtown Portland to protest President Donald Trump.

The protesters at first had trouble getting flags to burn Friday afternoon because of the rain. Using lighter fluid, they burned at least half a dozen flags.

Hundreds of other protesters had also gathered on the square. Many were getting ready for a march that was expected to attract thousands. Also on the square were a couple of men sitting in cross-legged position. They had a sign reading “group meditation can save the world.”


3:01 p.m.

Mayor Ed Murray says President Donald Trump “does not share Seattle’s values.”

In a statement Friday, the day Trump was inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president, Murray said Trump had made immigrants and refugees afraid and “we will not stand idly by as our neighbors, friends and family face policies that undermine their safety, security and freedom.”

Murray said the city will spend $250,000 to help provide legal and other assistance to immigrants and refugees.

Murray had previously joined other Democratic mayors of major U.S. cities in saying they would do all they can to protect residents from deportation, despite the possibility that Trump could potentially withhold potentially millions of dollars in taxpayer money if they do not cooperate with federal authorities.


2:10 p.m.

Hundreds of people marched from Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Central District neighborhoods toward downtown for an immigrant and refugee rights rally and to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Carrying signs that said “Fight Racism & Sexism” and “Resist Trump,” people from separate earlier rallies were walking to meet at Westlake Park downtown Friday afternoon. Later in the evening another anti-Trump rally was expected.

The Seattle demonstrations were part of other gatherings in Portland, Oregon, and Olympia, Washington, following Trump’s inauguration earlier in the day.


12:31 p.m.

Students at several Seattle high schools walked out of class about noon as part of a broader protest against President Donald Trump.

An inauguration day student rally was planned for Friday afternoon at Seattle Central College Plaza. Among the high schools that saw students exit for the rally were Roosevelt, Ingraham and Garfield.

A separate, evening rally was planned at Westlake park in downtown.


10: 50 a.m.

About 200 protesters gathered on the Capitol steps in Olympia, Washington, carrying signs that included “Resist Trump” and “Not My President.”

Later Olympia police reported that about 100 people marched through downtown, causing some traffic disruptions.

Protests and rallies following President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday were also scheduled for later in the day in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle.

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