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Sport Police declare northeast Portland riot as protesters smashed windows

10:25  01 november  2020
10:25  01 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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(CNN) Portland Police said a peaceful demonstration turned into a riot on Saturday night after a group of people broke into a Portland Police Association Shortly after, protesters broke into the window of the office and started a fire, police said. Security video from inside the office shows unidentified

Portland police called the protest “a riot ,” citing its “extensive criminal and dangerous behavior.” At least 19 cars at Toyota of Portland were vandalized, a sales manager Later police reported of new cases of vandalism in the city. Photos on social media showed the smashed windows of local shops.

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Protesters were back on the streets in northeast Portland on Saturday night as they marched in a demonstration against capitalism and police violence that was quickly declared a riot before 8pm.

Several businesses became vandalized and had their windows smashed.

The police eventually rescinded the declaration just before 8:30pm after much of the crowds had dispersed.

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Posters advertised the Halloween night march with a tagline of 'Capitalism is Scary.'

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Dramatic new video from Portland shows a protester catching on fire on Saturday night. Shattered glass is heard out of frame before the camera pans to a man whose lower legs have As the man runs in panic and in flames, police can be heard declaring the protest a riot ; they begin deploying tear gas.

Portland , Oregon, police declared a gathering Saturday night a riot after hundreds of demonstrators who have been protesting in the city since the death of George Floyd broke into a building and set it ablaze and started dumpster fires. The protesters broke into the Portland Police Association at

About 80 protestors were marching along NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd when individuals starting to break the windows of businesses.

The windows from a bank, a real estate agency, a phone store, a hotel and a Starbucks were all shattered.

As soon as word spread on Twitter, Portland police declared the area to be a riot zone and told those present to immediately leave.

'No cops! No prisons! Total abolition,' the crowd chanted, according to Oregon Live.

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Shortly after the fire, protesters smashed the windows of a Starbucks, which has become a target for its donations to the Seattle Police Foundation. The fire and subsequent clashes outside a police department precinct resulted in the police declaring the protest a “ riot ” and attempting to disperse

(Reuters) - Protesters lit fires, threw rocks and smashed windows at county government offices in the U.S. city of Portland on Tuesday, prompting " Portland Police has declared the gathering near the Multnomah Building a riot after individuals vandalized, repeatedly smashed first floor windows with

Demonstrators in Portland want city leaders to cut at least $50 million from the budget of Portland police.

The police say that some people threw projectiles at officers and 'pepper sprayed community members.'

Around 100 people had joined the protest at its peak, but it didn't take long before things appeared under control with the riot declaration rescinded by 8:27pm.

Many people sprinted away from officers staged on Seventh Avenue.

'The rioters in the Lloyd District have been dispersed by officers.' Law enforcement will still monitor the area 'for any further illegal activity.'

Tensions have been stoked after a black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a small city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state.

Kevin E. Peterson Jr, a 21-year-old father, was fatally gunned down in a US Bank parking lot in Vancouver, Washington on Thursday.

Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil Friday evening which also turned into a protest, with some holding signs reading, 'Honk for Black lives. White silence is violence' and 'Scream his name.'

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Portland , Ore. (AP) -- A riot was declared in Oregon's biggest city as protesters demonstrated outside a law enforcement building early Sunday, continuing a

Portland police declared a riot for a second night running Wednesday as protesters tried to smash into an ICE building. Footage taken Wednesday evening showed one man breaking a window at the federal building while riot police faced down demonstrators outside and protesters lit fires in the

Nearby, tensions flared between left- and right-wing protesters. Video recorded by journalists in a parking lot showed two groups of people shouting at each other. Also, some armed demonstrators gathered near a building they told reporters they were protecting.

The crowds ultimately fizzled out near the vigil but a group of hundreds of protesters later marched through downtown Vancouver.

Windows were shattered, flags were burned and federal agents clothed in riot gear surrounded a building - warning people that trespassing on federal property would be subject to arrest.

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Portland demonstration declared a riot after protesters launch fireworks at federal courthouse. The Saturday police protests began peacefully, police said, with people gathering in two public plazas to watch They also aimed lasers into officers' eyes and smashed business windows , police alleged.

The 100th consecutive night of protests in Portland quickly escalated into a riot Saturday as people hurled "multiple fire bombs, mortars, rocks and other items" at officers, police said. One of the homemade bombs caught a community member on fire. Medics offered treatment at the scene, and

Multiple videos showed two vehicles facing each other just after midnight on a downtown street. Two shots were heard but reporters at the scene said it didn't appear anyone was hit.

Authorities declared an unlawful assembly and ordered protesters to disperse. At least one person appeared to have been detained, according to video posted online by a journalist.

Family and friends had described Peterson as a former high school football player and the proud father of an infant daughter.

In a statement, Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins said a joint city-county narcotics task force was conducting an investigation just before 6 p.m. Thursday and chased a man into the parking lot of a bank, where he fired a gun at them. A firearm was recovered at the scene, Atkins said.

Investigators said Friday evening that the narcotics task force had contacted a man suspected of selling illegal drugs in a motel parking lot and that he fled on foot with officers following. The man produced a handgun and the officers backed off, investigators said. A short time later, the man encountered three Clark County deputies, all of whom fired their pistols at the man, they added. They did not say the man fired a handgun found at the scene, making it unclear what happened just before the shooting.

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The community is a short drive north across the Columbia River from Portland, where racial justice protests have played out nearly every night since George Floyd´s killing by police in May. Southwest Washington is also home to the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, which has held rallies for President Donald Trump in Portland in recent months that ended in violence.

Earlier Friday, several people paid their respects to Peterson at the site of the shooting.

Mac Smiff, an organizer of Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, said he knows Peterson´s sister and spent more than five hours at the scene.

'There was a ton of grief, a ton of grief. He´s 21 and has a baby, an infant,' Smiff said. 'They´re not sure what happened, why the encounter took place. Everyone was extremely disheveled and confused.'

Jake Thompson, a high school acquaintance of Peterson, said he took photos at the wedding of Peterson´s parents in Portland in 2018. On Friday, he posted a black-and-white photo of Peterson in a suit and bow tie as he flashed a big grin.

'I didn´t sleep much last night,' he said Friday.

Peterson played football at Union High School in Vancouver, Washington, loved sports of any kind and was a big personality who was known and liked by everyone at school, Thompson said.

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