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Tensions rise inside and outside of Oregon's Capitol

Oregon Legislature
Posted at 8:11 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 10:11:27-05

SALEM, Ore. — State police declared an unlawful assembly at Oregon’s Capitol building as protesters attempted to force their way in during a special legislative session. Some demonstrators had guns and others attacked authorities with bear spray.

Inside the Capitol, Lawmakers passed four bills Monday evening, which includes $800 million in relief to people struggling from the pandemic and wildfires, extending an eviction moratorium through June and allocating funds for renter and landlord relief.