PORTLAND -- Seven people were arrested after a protest led to a scuffle inside a Portland post office Tuesday, police said.
A group called Portland Communities and Postal Workers United sent out a statement before the protest, saying in part, We protest the privatization of the public postal service.
In the statement, the group said a direct action to stop privatization would take place mid-week, in the afternoon, but did not say exactly when or where.
Police were called to a disturbance just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on the third floor of Portland's main post office, at 715 NW Hoyt Street.
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, said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.
Officers arrested seven of the protesters for second-degree criminal trespassing.