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Politics Portland protesters throw fire bombs on 100th night of demonstrations

17:45  06 september  2020
17:45  06 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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(Reuters) - Protesters in Portland threw fire bombs at police on Saturday night and at least one person was injured, police said, on the 100 th day of demonstrations in the Oregon city over racial injustice and police brutality. Police described what they called “tumultuous and violent conduct” by

A firebomb thrown by rioters at police in Portland , Oregon, on Saturday night set a “ protester ” on fire , according to the Portland Police Bureau. Video taken at the scene and retweeted by the police showed fire erupting in the middle of a street, as a man caught in the flames attempted to run out of

Protesters and police clashed in Portland, Ore., on Saturday night following the 100th consecutive day of demonstrations in the city.

a group of people in a dark room with smoke coming out of it: Portland protesters throw fire bombs on 100th night of demonstrations © Getty Images Portland protesters throw fire bombs on 100th night of demonstrations

Police said that protesters threw firebombs, Reuters reported.

"Arrests have been made, yes," police told Reuters in an emailed statement. Officials did not identify how many arrests were made.

In a tweet, authorities said a "community member" had been injured by the projectiles.

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Portland , Oregon, the epicenter of recent demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism, heads towards its 100 th straight night of protests Saturday. A protester runs away from chemical irritants fired by the Portland Police to disperse protesters outside the Portland Police Association

“ Fire bombs were thrown at officers.” Protesters , most wearing black, had gathered around sunset Demonstrations in Portland started in late May after the police killing of Floyd in Minneapolis. On the 100 th day of protests in Portland , demonstrators vowed to keep coming into the streets.

Although protests against racism and police brutality have occurred in all 50 states since the death of George Floyd in May, Portland's have been some of the highest-profile demonstrations.

Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) and President Trump have engaged in a war of words over the federal response to demonstrations and riots. In a letter last month, Wheeler wrote that the deployment of federal officers to the city had exacerbated the situation. "Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city," he wrote. "Stay away, please."

Weeks ago, a convoy of armed pro-Trump counter-demonstrators entered the city and one, Aaron "Jay" Danielson, was fatally shot in clashes with protesters. U.S. marshals announced last week that a suspect in Danielson's death, Michael Forest Reinoehl, was killed.

In a separate incident on Saturday night, police said 27 people were arrested after an unlawful assembly was declared while demonstrators marched toward the Portland Police Association building.

DHS chief presses Portland mayor to accept federal help as another riot is declared .
Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf is pressing mayor of Portland, Ore. to accept federal help for continuing protests as police declared another riot in the city Monday night.In a letter Wolf shared on Tuesday, the acting DHS chief urged Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) to request federal assistance for the demonstrations, accusing the local official of standing "by passively, arguing that the nightly violence 'willIn a letter Wolf shared on Tuesday, the acting DHS chief urged Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) to request federal assistance for the demonstrations, accusing the local official of standing "by passively, arguing that the nightly violence 'will ultimately burn itself out.

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