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AROUND OREGON: Arrests and outrage follow violent protest at Capitol

Protesters fed up with pandemic restriction gathered outside the Capitol as lawmakers met on Monday, Dec. 21. (Jake Thomas/Salem Reporter)

Oregon State Police have arrested four individuals and are seeking a fifth involved with Monday’s violent demonstration at the Capitol, which has drawn strong condemnation from state and local officials. Legislative leaders said the breach of a locked door at the Capitol is being investigated and there could be stricter security at the building.

On Monday, a mostly peaceful crowd gathered outside the Capitol building as lawmakers met for the third special session of the year to consider legislation related to the pandemic and historic wildfires.

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