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5 Detained Connection with Protest at State Capitol Building in Salem

September 19, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Update: 12 noon


Five people are reportedly in custody at this time in connection with Thursday morning's protest on the north side of the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem.

On September 19, 2013 at approximately 10:15 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to the report of 2 people hanging by ropes lowered from the exterior's top level. A sign was hung on the north side of the Capitol.

At approximately 12 noon, the 2 roped protestors and three others connected with the incident are in custody and the sign was removed. Names will be released later today when available.

Capitol building accesss on the north side will be re-opened.

Salem Police Department and Salem Fire Department are assisting on scene. 


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