Police captured a top Democratic staff member in Oregon’s state legislature this weekend, Saturday exactly, for interfering with a cop during the Portland riots.
The police captured Kristina Narayan, who is legislative director for the top Democrat in Oregon’s House of Representatives, alongside 58 others during a riot that started Saturday night and proceeded into Sunday morning, as reported by the Portland Police Bureau Narayan has worked for House Speaker Tina Kotek since 2016.
On Saturday, officers blocked a group walking toward the East Portland Community Policing Center. Police pronounced a riot after someone in the crowd tossed a firebomb toward police officers, which set a fire to a member of the community.
The rioters kept on tossing rocks, firecrackers, and mortars toward the officers.
Almost 150 calls to Portland police were left waiting Saturday night as the riot forced nearby cops to abandon their patrol and help control the brutal riot.
Oregon State Police were likewise on the scene.
Kotek’s office refused to respond to a demand for comment.
Riots in Portland started in late May caused by the death of George Floyd and have proceeded nightly for more than 100 consecutive days.
Leaders on both, the right and the left have criticized the Portland City Council and Mayor Ted Wheeler for “supporting” the riots and destruction.