Police arrest 19-year-old on riot charge at Portland protest for teen shot by police
Police said they arrested one person, 19-year-old Zachary Lange, on reports that he vandalized a vehicle during a protest in downtown Portland.
Protesters took to the streets of downtown Portland Thursday night following a peaceful gathering to remember Quanice Hayes, a 17-year-old who was shot and killed by a Portland Police officer last week.
Lange, lodged in Multnomah County Jail, faces a riot charge for an interaction with a motorist Southwest 3rd Avenue. His arrest came toward the end of the protest, not right after the alleged incident, police said.
Police said someone later broke a window of a van near Southwest 3rd and Clay. That suspect was still at large.
Officers said the demonstrators threw signs and street cones into Naito Parkway between the Morrison and Burnside bridges. Police also said there are reports of damage to a vehicle in the area.
The march started in the South Park Blocks following a vigil for Quanice Hayes.
Protesters blocked traffic and chanted, "Say his name, Quanice Hayes!" and "Justice for Quanice!"
Portland Police told KATU News they would not show up at Hayes' remembrance unless laws were broken or they were called. Organizers did not apply for a permit to march in the streets, Portland Police said.
On Feb. 9, police were searching a Northeast Portland neighborhood for an armed robbery and car prowling suspect. Officers said Hayes matched the suspect description in both instances, and appeared to be carrying a gun. A Portland Police officer shot Hayes three times.
Police said they found a replica handgun near Hayes after the shooting.