Seven men were arrested after police said they were mocking a black family by shouting racial slurs and using Nazi salutes during a July 4 incident in a coastal Oregon town.
LINCOLN CITY, Oregon. Seven men were arrested after police said they were mocking a black family by yelling racial slurs and using Nazi salutes during a July 4 incident in a coastal Oregon town.
The men challenged police to a fight when officers arrived on the beach in Lincoln City and fired fireworks that were banned, police said.
They were arrested on suspicion of charges including rioting, disorderly conduct, interference with the police and possession of illegal fireworks, the Oregonian reported.
The men are from Clark County, Washington, police said. They were summoned and released.
The men arrested were: Gennadiy Kachankov, Antoliy Kachankov, Andrey Zaytsev, Oleg Saranchuk, Ruslan Tkachenko, and Yuriy Kachankov. A seventh man refused to identify himself, police said.
The phone numbers listed for the men could not be found. It is unknown if they have lawyers.
The central Oregon beach community is about 88 miles (142 km) southwest of Portland.