Anti-lockdown protesters attempt to break into Oregon statehouse

Oregon Public Broadcasting.
(Image credit: iStockphoto)

Protesters demonstrating against pandemic restrictions and closures gathered outside the Oregon Capitol building in Salem on Monday, with some individuals attempting to break through a glass door after police declared an unlawful assembly as state lawmakers met inside for a special legislative, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.

Footage captured by Sergio Olmos, a reporter for OPB, showed a mid-sized crowd gathered around a side entrance to the statehouse. A few people tried to bust through the glass either by kicking it or driving a metal instrument through it. Some of their fellow protesters can be heard urging them to stop, while others egged them on.

See more
See more
See more

Eventually, the protesters wound up in a standoff with police who formed a riot line before ultimately moving away as the crowd moved back toward the capitol. Watch more of Olmos' footage in this twitter thread.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us