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AROUND OREGON: Police agencies brace for multiple protests in Salem on New Year’s Day

Oregon State Police, the Salem Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Office plan extra staffing on New Year's Day in anticipation of four separate protests. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Salem and state police are preparing for a series of events in Oregon’s capital city on New Year’s Day and are advising residents to stay away from the Capitol, Mahonia Hall and Bush’s Pasture Park. 

Lt. Treven Upkes, Salem police spokesman, said no street closures are currently planned. But police have a contingency plan if that becomes necessary.  

Among the events include live wrestling, a demonstration against fascism, a protest regarding government documents and a rally against Covid restrictions.  

Salem police said in a news release . . .