an independent journalist has just called and reported that the portland police have arrested two more people. at the intersection of yamhill and 6th, at pioneer square, they grabbed two people, one male, one female. allegedly they were jaywalking. the person who called this in reported that they were twisting the young woman's arms painfully. sadistic bastards. both are being loaded into a paddy wagon to be taken away.
hopefully, this reporter will be uploading photos later today.
btw, i was downtown for a couple-three hours today and saw 4-5 arrests myself. often, moments later, someone else would cross the street in exactly the same place, also against the light, and walk right past the police without them stopping them. there's a lot of selective enforcement going on in downtown right now. if you look like you might be a protester, be advised to stay on the curb and cross only at the lights. (although this doesn't always work either.)