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Far-right extremist charged with assaulting six police officers in Salem, Oregon

Chandler Pappas is a member of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group led by Joey Gibson.

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  • Chandler Pappas is charged with six counts of assaulting a police officer, first-degree burglary, riot, and criminal trespass while possessing a gun
  • Pappas attended an anti-mask rally in Salem, Oregon on December 27, 2020, that turned violent with right-wing domestic terrorists associated with Patriot Prayer attacked Salem and Oregon State Patrol officers
  • Bail is set at $250,000 and Pappas is considered a flight risk
  • Pappas was with Aaron “Jay” Danielson, on the day he was killed by Antifa supporter Michael Reinoehl in downtown Portland, Oregon
  • Michael Reinoehl was killed by a joint task force of federal, state, and local police officers in Lacey, Washington on September 3, 2020

A right-wing demonstrator who gained recent prominence in Oregon is accused of assaulting six police officers during a December anti-mask rally at the state Capitol.

Chandler Pappas, 27, is being held in the Marion County jail on $250,000 bail after a judge deemed him a public safety risk. In addition to six counts of assaulting a police officer, the Portland man faces charges of first-degree burglary, riot and criminal trespass while possessing a gun.

Read more at The Oregonian

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