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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 03:42 PM

Police agencies brace for multiple protests in Salem on New Year's Day

Salem and state police are preparing for a series of events in Oregon’s capital city on New Year’s Day and are advising residents to stay away from the Capitol, Mahonia Hall and Bush’s Pasture Park.

Lt. Treven Upkes, Salem police spokesman, said no street closures are currently planned. But police have a contingency plan if that becomes necessary.

Among the events include live wrestling, a demonstration against fascism, a protest regarding government documents and a rally against Covid restrictions.

Salem police said in a news release Wednesday evening that the agency’s primary goal is to prevent or stop violence and property damage while respecting the right to free speech and assembly.

Read more: https://www.salemreporter.com/posts/3356/police-agencies-brace-for-multiple-protests-in-salem-on-new-years-day

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