Police say a group of young people who were arrested for protesting in Portland, Oregon, on Friday were peaceful.
According to a police statement, the group of about 50 teens chanted slogans and held signs, which they used to demonstrate against the removal of Confederate monuments.
Police said the protesters were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The group was not immediately identified.
Portland police spokesman Officer Jason Riley said the teens were detained for about 10 minutes.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called the arrests a reminder that there are many issues that we all need to address in our city.
Wheeler said he supports the right of protesters to protest, but that people have the right to peacefully assemble and express themselves in a manner that is not disruptive to others.
The rally was the latest in a series of similar protests in the nation’s capital over the weekend.
“It is disappointing that in the wake of a violent and divisive demonstration, we will continue to see people of color and young people targeted for peaceful protest in the city of Portland,” Wheeler said in a statement.
“We have a responsibility to protect the lives of our people, and I believe this was a dangerous and unnecessary use of force that should have been reported immediately.”