A top legislative staffer for Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek was arrested Saturday at the Portland riots.
Democrat staffer Kristina Narayan was arrested during the ongoing riots in Portland. Speaker Kotek’s office has not responded to requests for comment. A total of 59 rioters were arrested on Saturday and early Sunday morning. The leftist mob was hurling rocks and molotov cocktails at Portland police.
“Kristina Narayan was arrested for Interfering with a Police Officer after the event became a riot and the crowd was given multiple orders to disperse, which she did not do,” a spokesperson for the Portland police department told Fox News.
Kristina Narayan was arrested at the Portland #antifa riot where firebombs were thrown at people. She's the legislative dir. for the Ore Democrat speaker of the House @TinaKotek. Kotek recently denounced Portland Police in a letter. https://t.co/4HLjSn67bv https://t.co/fz1dSHF3Bo pic.twitter.com/Y7L48opdMs
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 10, 2020
Videos posted on social media show police pushing through barricades set up by protesters and arresting people in their path as fireworks explode around them. Portland police said they moved in to extinguish fires in garbage cans and on pallets of wood in the streets.
Hundreds of protesters are out in Portland tonight for the 100th night of demonstrations. Police have blocked the road. We are already seeing molotov cocktails from protesters and riot-control munitions from police. pic.twitter.com/O6b1fC0OHq
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) September 6, 2020
The Free Beacon reported:
Police arrested a top Democratic staffer in Oregon’s state legislature this weekend for interfering with a police officer during the Portland riots.
The police arrested Kristina Narayan, who is legislative director for the top Democrat in Oregon’s House of Representatives, along with 58 others during a riot that began Saturday night and continued into Sunday morning, according to a Portland Police Bureau report. Narayan has worked for House Speaker Tina Kotek since 2016.
Kristina Narayan, 29, was arrested for interfering with a peace officer during Saturday's riot in Portland. "Kotek’s office did not respond to a request for comment." https://t.co/hodx0nFL3B pic.twitter.com/7XyThsMAQJ
— Oregon GOP (@Oregon_GOP) September 10, 2020
On Saturday, officers blocked a crowd marching toward the East Portland Community Policing Center. Police declared a riot after somebody in the crowd threw a firebomb toward officers, which set fire to a member of the community. The rioters continued to throw rocks, fireworks, and mortars toward the officers.