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Report: Most Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn’t vote in Oregon

Portland Public School students walk out of schools Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, and converge on Pioneer Courthouse Square for a protest against the results of last week's presidential election. Hundreds of high school students joined protests in Portland on Monday against Donald Trump’s election.
Portland Public School students walk out of schools Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, and converge on Pioneer Courthouse Square for a protest against the results of last week's presidential election. Hundreds of high school students joined protests in Portland on Monday against Donald Trump’s election. AP

Most of the 112 people who were arrested in Portland protesting Donald Trump’s election didn’t vote — in Oregon, at least — a Portland TV station found.

KGW, the NBC affiliate in Portland, compiled a list of the 112 protesters who have been arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during the protests and compared the list to state voter logs.

The records showed that 35 of them weren’t registered to vote, and another 34 of them were registered but didn’t vote in the Nov. 8 election. Another 17 protesters’ voting records had not been verified by KGW late Monday.

Most of the arrests were made Saturday night when the protest turned violent. At least one of the daily Portland protests has been termed a riot by police.

Thousands have gathered for protests in large cities around the country since Trump won the election a week ago, with Oregon being deemed the “epicenter” of the demonstrations. During a rowdy protest Friday night in Portland, one man was shot, suffering non life-threatening injuries.

Several demonstrations have taken place in Dallas and Fort Worth, as North Texans expressed their opposition to Trump’s surprise election night victory.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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