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Nearman Accused Of Letting Demonstrators Into Capitol

(Salem, OR) -- An Oregon State Representative is accused of letting demonstrators into the Oregon State Capitol during last month's Special Session. The demonstration was in protest of new COVID-19 restrictions. House Speaker Tina Kotek [[ COE'-tek ]] says Oregon State Police identified Representative Mike Nearman as the person who let demonstrators into the building. Officers were injured and Kotek says legislators felt terrorized while the demonstrators were in the building. Legislative staff is considering options for how to address Nearman's actions.

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