Seven people were arrested by Lincoln City police in Oregon after cops say they yelled racial slurs and made a Nazi salute at a Black family on the Fourth of July.
Police had responded to a report of people shooting illegal fireworks in front of the Inn at Spanish Head, according to a Lincoln City news release. Seven “highly intoxicated” white men taunted police for taking their fireworks and the officers learned that the same group had harassed a Black family by insulting them with racial slurs and making Nazi salutes, according to the Facebook post.
The Black family said they “felt intimidated by the actions this group had displayed towards them,” according to the news release. The family was allowed to leave the beach after the police officers formed a line between the group and the family. Some members of the group continued to taunt and tried to fight police, while others starting shooting fireworks, the news release said.
After other officers arrived at the scene, the seven men were arrested on accusations of interfering with police, disorderly conduct, harassment, riot, possession of illegal fireworks, and offensive littering, the news release said.
Those arrested were: Gennadiy Kachankov, 30; Antoliy Kachankov, 28; Andrey Zaytsev, 28; Oleg Saranchuk, 45; and Ruslan Tkachenko, 22. One of the men refused to identify himself and had no ID . Yuriy Kachankov, 30, was also charged with resisting arrest.
Six of the men were issued citations and were released on July 5 due to COVID-19 policies at the county jail, according to the post. The man who refused to identify himself was booked into Lincoln County Jail.