6 indicted on riot charges from May 1 protest in Portland

August 23, 2019 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Six men have been indicted on charges related to a brawl between members of right- and left-wing groups outside a Portland bar on May 1 that left one woman unconscious.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday the men all face a single count of rioting.

They were all arrested within a week of each earlier this month in the run-up to dueling demonstrations in Portland between the same left- and right-wing groups.

The May 1 fight happened after dueling protests in downtown Portland to mark May Day.

A judge has granted the prosecutor’s request that all documents in the cases be sealed, citing ongoing investigation by police. All but one of the men also faces a lawsuit from the owner of the bar.