7 arrested at Portland Main Post office

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On October 29, 2013, Portland Police officers responded to the Main Post Office, located at 715 NW Hoyt Street, on the report of a disturbance on the third floor. Seven members of a group, Portland Communities and Postal Workers United, were arrested.

When officers arrived they contacted several Postal Service employees and several protesters who were involved in a disturbance. Postal Service employees told police that the protesters were attempting to enter a secure area and were told to leave when a scuffle broke out between a Postal Inspector and one of the protesters.

The group has spent the past year fighting Postal Service cutbacks.

The protestors were arrested for Criminal Trespassing in the Second Degree.