PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A counter-protester who was arrested for displaying a gun during a Portland rally to protest the deaths of two black men shot by police in Minnesota and Louisiana has been released from jail.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that 36-year-old Michael Strickland was released Monday after posting 10 percent of his $250,000 bail.
Strickland had initially faced charges of menacing and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident during the July 7 protest and was released on his own recognizance. He was arrested again July 8 after being charged with unlawful use of a firearm.
Strickland previously said he showed the loaded weapon because he was being surrounded by “anarchists.”
Court records show police also found Strickland with five magazines of ammunition.
His next court date is set for July 29.