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You can't fight City Hall (or in front of City Hall)

You can't fight City Hall (or in front of City Hall)
Nancy Razo

PORTLAND, Ore. – Whether you can fight City Hall is open to debate, but one thing is certain: You can’t fight outside City Hall.

One woman was arrested and police are looking for another after Michael Withey said he was attacked outside City Hall, at S.W. 4th and Madison St.

Withey told police he approached a group of people who were making noise at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, asking them to be quiet because other people were trying to sleep.

He told police the two women attacked him and ran away.

Officers tracked down 24-year-old Nancy Razo and charged her with third-degree assault. The other suspect was described as a black woman who is a transient. Police said she’s in her 20s, about 5-feet-8 and 190 pounds, with dreadlocks and wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt.

The area in front of City Hall has become a source of consternation for city officials. Transient protesters have been camped out front for two years, and the city has launched a series of initiatives to try to clean up the related crime that’s become rampant in the area.

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