Portland police officers arrested 13 people during Saturday’s largely non-violent protest, which saw opposing groups remain separate for much of the day.
Two people were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. One was charged with attempted assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Another was charged with disorderly conduct.
Another nine adults were cited for criminal offenses including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and interfering with the police. Two teenagers were referred to Multnomah County’s Juvenile Services Division.
At a media briefing Saturday evening, Lieutenant Tina Jones said the Portland Police Bureau will not assess whether the people arrested were affiliated with far-right groups like the Proud Boys, a fraternity that describes itself as “western chauvinist” and espouses parts of white supremacist ideology, or antifa, a far-left, anti-fascist group that has engaged in violence.
“The police bureau does not categorize people … based on political affiliation or otherwise,” she told reporters. “That is not for us to decide and we won’t be doing that.”
The bureau said investigations are ongoing, and more arrests could be made later.