OSP: Four people arrested during dueling rallies in Salem Saturday

Oregon State Police said four people were arrested during two separate demonstrations in the Salem area, Saturday afternoon.

Posted: Nov 7, 2020 11:44 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2020 11:44 PM

SALEM, Ore. --- Oregon State Police said four people were arrested during two separate demonstrations in the Salem area, Saturday afternoon. 

One right-wing "Stop the Steal" protest was planned in Salem following an announcement by the Associated Press that Joe Biden is now the president-elect. 

"Stop the Steal" refers to the idea that Democrats are stealing the election from President Donald Trump, which he has tweeted about several times without evidence.

At Pringles Park in Salem, a counter-protest group of about 200 gathered around 5:00 p.m. and later marched to the Capitol. 

An unlawful assembly was announced around 5 p.m. though left and right-wing groups continued to clash.

Four people were arrested during these rallies:

2:00pm – Nathan Arnett (29) of Molalla – Assault IV and Unlawful use of OC

4:37pm – Jeffrey Mustin (37) of Eugene– Assault IV and Unlawful possession of firearm

5:00pm – Ryan Swanzey (32) of Portland– Disorderly Conduct and Offensive Littering

6:00pm – Jesse Baughman (22) of Salem – Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with Police

Oregon State Police is aware of other criminal behavior during the night and says they will continue to investigate those reports.

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