Two Men Charged in Toppling of Roosevelt Statue and Rioting in Portland

Two Men Charged in Toppling of Roosevelt Statue and Rioting in Portland


Law enforcement officials in Portland, Oregon, announced the arrests of two people in connection to Sunday night’s riot where two presidential statues were torn down and businesses were vandalized. One of the men was previously arrested in August in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

During an Indigenous People’s Day protest that turned into a riot, vandals tore down statues of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Breitbart News reported. Rioters then vandalized multiple buildings and shot at at least one restaurant, the Heroes American Cafe.

The Multnomah County District Attorney announced charges against one of the rioters allegedly involved in tearing down the statue of President Roosevelt, KGW8 NBC reported. The charge follows the arrest by Portland police officers of 38-year-old Brandon Bartells, a Pasco, Washington, resident. Police claim Bartells drove the van that allegedly pulled the Roosevelt statue to the ground.

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