“Local organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement said they plan to keep demonstrating…”
August 8, 2020 According to a press statement by the Portland Police Department, several protests had been peaceful on Saturday until a march Saturday evening blocked traffic illegally outside the offices of the Portland Police Association, the local police union. “People within the crowd committed crimes when they erected a fence, pushed dumpsters into the street to block traffic, set a dumpster on fire …
A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the … and police brutality have occurred nightly for more than 70 days. Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler said violent protesters …
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland defied police orders to disperse and threw rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks at officers as unrest in the Northwest city continued early Saturday.
An Oregon State Police trooper was struck in the head by a large rock and suffered a head injury, police said in a release. The trooper’s condition was not immediately known.
Some demonstrators filled pool noodles with nails and placed them in the road, causing extensive damage to a patrol vehicle, police said. Oregon State Police worked with Portland officers to clear the protesters.
“Officers are having rocks and chunks of concrete thrown at them,” police said on Twitter. “Individuals in the crowd are shining lasers trying to blind officers.”
KGW8|8 days ago
Local organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement said they plan to keep demonstrating until city and state officials do more to eradicate systemic racism.