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    Almost nightly violent riots have taken place in Portland, Oregon, that have resulted in property destruction and even the deaths of individuals. But the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling on Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate whether police have committed crimes. “We condemn white supremacy, and acknowledge the pain, fear, and psychological and physical harm that events like Proud Boys rallies bring to people in our communities, especially for black, brown, indigenous and other people of color,” Kelly Simon, interim legal director at the ACLU of Oregon, said in a statement issued on Sunday. “Oregon officials must examine why groups like this continue to target Portland, including how police behavior...
    At least 30 people were arrested in Oregon during unrest over the weekend, as Gov. Kate Brown announced that she has asked law enforcement officials to investigate “any alleged incidents” involving their officers. The dozens arrested amid the protests in Portland included one juvenile and people from outside of Oregon, including California, Canada, Minnesota, Washington and Texas, the Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office said Monday. next Image 1 of 3A Portland police officer pushes back protesters, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result in frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher) prev next Image 2 of 3Portland police detain a man during protests,...
    Organizers set off a cloud of smoke at the opening of speeches for Saturday's Proud Boys rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon. The Proud Boys’ plans to bring a large-scale invasion of street-brawling “Patriots” to Portland on Saturday went sideways when their big rally at Delta Park—for which a city permit had been denied because the crowd size was estimated at 20,000—fell flat, with only about 300 mostly out-of-towners showing up in the steady drizzle to demand the city “End Domestic Terrorism.” Three miles away at Peninsula Park, a crowd of counterprotesters estimated at over 1,000 gathered peacefully. And indeed, despite the governor’s emergency declaration and wide fears about violence, the rallies ended peacefully as both sides went home largely without...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Criticism of the law enforcement response to a protest in Portland, Oregon, late Saturday into early Sunday prompted Gov. Kate Brown to ask authorities to review “any alleged incidents” involving their officers. The governor said in a series of tweets Sunday evening that she was committed to building trust in the community. She asked Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton, Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell to take another look at what happened during their joint operations that night. “Journalists and law enforcement officers have difficult jobs to do during these demonstrations, but I do still believe that we can protect free speech and keep the peace,” Brown tweeted. Videos from...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Criticism of the law enforcement response to a protest in Portland, Oregon, late Saturday into early Sunday prompted Gov. Kate Brown to ask authorities to review “any alleged incidents” involving their officers. The governor said in a series of tweets Sunday evening that she was committed to building trust in the community. She asked Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton, Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell to take another look at what happened during their joint operations that night. “Journalists and law enforcement officers have difficult jobs to do during these demonstrations, but I do still believe that we can protect free speech and keep the peace,” Brown tweeted. Videos from...
    Police declared an unlawful assembly late Saturday evening outside of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Protesters threw water bottles at officers and police in riot gear told the crowd to “move back” and pushed individuals toward Chapman Square, where they told the crowd that the park was closed and arrested a few individuals. (RELATED: Portland Rioters Set Police Union Building Ablaze, Over A Dozen Arrested) “This has been declared an unlawful assembly all persons must immediately leave the area by traveling to the north or the west failure to adhere to this order may subject you to arrest, citation or crowd control agents including but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons, all persons must...
    An Uber delivery man was tackled to the ground by police in Oregon while trying to ride his bike through a protest. Hide The incident took place in Portland on Saturday evening, where demonstrators have continued to march since the police killing of George Floyd. Hide The man was captured on video attempting to ride down the street when officers suddenly knocked him over from behind. “What the fuck, I’m an Uber delivery driver”“we gave a warning to the crowd to get out of the street” https://t.co/dtu9K7IA2u— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) September 27, 2020 Hide The man can be seen falling to the ground, causing a customer’s meal to spill out onto the pavement. “I’m an Uber delivery driver!” the...
    (CNN)After a day of mostly peaceful protests staged by ideologically opposed groups in volatile Portland, Oregon, the demonstrations turned violent as night fell Saturday, prompting police to declare a downtown gathering unlawful and make several arrests. Police confiscated numerous weapons as well, they said. Portland has been the site of regular protests against police brutality and racial injustice since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd in May. The demonstrations found renewed intensity after Kenosha, Wisconsin, police shot Jacob Blake last month and again after last week's announcement that only one of six Louisville, Kentucky, policemen would be charged in connection to Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting, but not for the killing itself. Around 8:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. ET) Saturday, several hundred demonstrators...
    By Deborah Bloom and Andrew Hay PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Police clashed with anti-racism protesters and pushed back members of the press in downtown Portland, Oregon into early Sunday morning, making more than 20 arrests. The violence followed a relatively peaceful rally by the right-wing Proud Boys group and counter protests by anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter activists on Saturday. Videos published online showed police pushing protesters and photographers to the ground and jabbing them with batons as officers drove them out of an area near Portland's federal courthouse. Protesters burned a U.S. flag and scuffled with police trying to arrest fellow demonstrators. Police declared a riot after they said rocks and cans were thrown at officers, the Multnomah County...
    Hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys group rallied in Portland, Oregon on Saturday in a largely peaceful event but police and left-wing protesters later clashed in the citys downtown. The Proud Boys rally in a north Portland park ended after a few hours of speeches and chants, many against anti-fascists and Black Lives Matter groups which held a counter-protest two miles to the south. Rocks and cans were thrown at police in downtown Portland on Saturday night and more than a dozen people were arrested, according to a Multnomah County Sheriffs Office statement. Bystander video showed police pushing back a crowd, with some people carrying Black Lives Matter signs. The self-declared "Western chauvinist" Proud Boys had forecast...
    PORTLAND (AP) — Law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly late Saturday, forcing protesters from downtown Portland, Oregon, and making several arrests, just hours after demonstrations earlier in the day ended without many reports of violence. Hundreds of people were gathered downtown in Oregon’s largest city when the unlawful assembly was announced just before midnight by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Images showed protesters crowded in and around a park near the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse — the same courthouse that had been the scene of nightly unrest over the summer. A protester was seen burning an American flag. Earlier, protesters had shot fireworks at police. Video posted by KOIN-TV showed officers warn that protesters who hurl projectiles will...
    More than a dozen rioters were arrested late Saturday in Portland, Ore., as crowd members threw cans, bottles and other objects at law enforcement officers, authorities said. The rioting was underway in the downtown area, with the state’s largest city now seeing more than four months of daily and nightly protests, vandalism and violence. Crowd members became “hostile to officers trying to clear the street” for vehicular traffic, prompting the arrests, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office wrote in Twitter messages. At one point in the evening, rioters were seen setting an American flag on fire. At another point, a detainee escaped from a police van and ran off, according to a KOIN-TV reporter’s video on Twitter. Around 7 p.m. local...
            by Sara Cline  SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Friday as she announced that state troopers and sheriff’s deputies would be sent to Portland through the weekend to help police, in the state’s largest city, monitor a weekend rally by the right-wing group Proud Boys and counter protests by liberal groups Portland has been roiled by often violent protests for more than three months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrations that went into a lull during Oregon’s recent wildfires resumed this week, fueled by a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Protesters demanding the end of...
    Three people were arrested Saturday at a right-wing rally in Portland, Oregon, the city’s police said, adding that they also were investigating one assault. The rally attracted several hundred people, far short of the crowd of 10,000 that organizers had expected. The rally began at noon and was mostly over by 3 p.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation closed an interstate briefly. "The purpose of this closure was to clear some people out of the area who wanted to leave and to keep competing groups separate," Chris Liedle, a spokesperson with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said in updates posted on Twitter. The three arrests included a man suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and...
    Police arrested three people at a right-wing rally Saturday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, and authorities say they’re also investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face. Several hundred people, dozens of them wearing militarized body armor, had gathered — far fewer than the 10,000 organizers had expected to show to support President Donald Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor.  The event began at noon and was largely dispersed by 3 p.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation shut down the interstate highway for a brief time to...
    PORTLAND—After about 500 members of the right-wing Proud Boys gathered in Portland on Saturday, it didn’t take long for police to announce the first bout of violence: an assault on a man of color who was livestreaming the demonstration. The attack was caught on video, which showed a man shoving the livestreamer down and kicking him in the face. It was not immediately clear what preceded the assault. Police took to Twitter to ask any witnesses to come forward. The incident came after the Proud Boys, who organized the demonstration in Delta Park, repeatedly stoked fears about anti-fascist activists, commonly known as “antifa,” seeking to stir up trouble. Rally participants directed most of their ire at independent journalists instead. The...
    The Proud Boys descended on Portland, Oregon Saturday, and local police prepared for the conflict by ramping up their authority. As the Oregonian reported, dozens of police were deputized as federal marshals and state Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in anticipation of conflict between the far-right group and left-wing counter-protesters. Travis Hampton was selected by Brown to act as the head of the government response during the protests requested permission to deputize officers so that they could prosecute protesters under federal laws, which typically have stiffer penalties. “Portland officers have been serving on the front lines of nightly protests for months, sustaining injuries and encountering unspeakable violence,” he said. “If I am to send them into harm’s...
    Several hundred members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups gathered at a park in Portland, Oregon, Saturday to rally against ongoing protests in the city and the politicians who are allowing them to continue, and to show their support for President Trump. The city was braced for violence between the rallygoers and far-left groups which have been protesting for months in the city. The Proud Boys have held multiple events in Portland, alongside other right-wing groups such as Patriot Prayer, that often end in violent clashes with left-wing groups. Anticipating thousands at the rally after the Proud Boys put out a nationwide call for attendance, Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency but at mid-afternoon, the opposing...
    (CNN)Members of the far-right Proud Boys -- some carrying firearms and wearing body armor -- massed at a rally on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as counter rallies unfolded nearby and officials in the tense city braced for violence. At least three people were arrested after nearly 1,500 people gathered at two of three rallies, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. 11 people are arrested after a demonstration outside a federal building in PortlandThe Proud Boys event started about noon PST with speeches by group leader Enrique Tarrio and other supporters. Some rally goers carried baseball bats. Others held President Trump campaign signs. Protective shields were handed out from a van. "We are aware that shields are being displayed at...
    By Gillian Flaccus | Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Dozens of people wearing militarized body armor are arriving early for a right-wing rally Saturday in Portland, Oregon that is expected to attract thousands who support President Donald Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor. Two hours before the event was to start, dozens of people began showing up, some packed into the beds of pickup trucks. Almost everyone was wearing some sort of militarized body armor, including helmets and protective vests. Many flew American flags or black flags bearing the logo of the Three Percenters, another far-right group and some...
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- About 200 people, dozens of them wearing militarized body armor, gathered in Portland, Oregon, for a right-wing rally Saturday - far fewer than the thousands expected to show to support President Donald Trump and his "law and order" reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor.Dozens began to show up two hours before the rally that began at noon, some packed into the beds of pickup trucks. Many were wearing some sort of militarized body armor, including helmets and protective vests. Many flew American flags or black flags bearing the logo of the Three Percenters, another far-right group and some wore Make America Great...
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dozens of people wearing militarized body armor are arriving early for a right-wing rally Saturday in Portland, Oregon that is expected to attract thousands who support President Donald Trump and his "law and order" reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor.Two hours before the event was to start, dozens of people began showing up, some packed into the beds of pickup trucks. Almost everyone was wearing some sort of militarized body armor, including helmets and protective vests. Many flew American flags or black flags bearing the logo of the Three Percenters, another far-right group and some wore Make America Great Again hats.The Proud...
    State troopers were activated Saturday in Portland, Oregon, ahead of a rally by members of a far-right group in support of President Donald Trump and his campaign for reelection. The rally was organized by the Proud Boys, a self-described “Western chauvinist” group that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as hate group. The group described the rally as a free-speech event to support Trump and the police and to restore law and order. Trump's campaign has featured criticism of sometimes violent protests over a series of incidents involving police treatment of Blacks, including this week's decision not to charge white police officers in Kentucky who fatally shot a Black woman, Breonna Taylor. “We the PEOPLE are tired of incompetent...
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- At least several thousand people are expected in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a right-wing rally in support of President Donald Trump and his "law and order" reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor.The Proud Boys, a group that has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, described it as a free speech event to support Trump and the police, restore law and order and condemn anti-fascists, "domestic terrorism" and "violent gangs of rioting felons" in the streets. Local and state elected officials forcefully condemned the event and rushed to shore up law enforcement ranks as left-wing groups...
    Portland, Oregon, is ratcheting up law enforcement ahead of what’s expected to be another round of violent confrontations Saturday. Right wing groups The Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer plan a rally in the city that is expected to draw thousands of supporters and counterprotesters. The Proud Boys described plans for a “free speech event” to support President Trump and the police, restore law and order and condemn anti-fascists, “domestic terrorism” and “violent gangs of rioting felons” in the street, the Associated Press reported. Black Lives Matter protesters have demonstrated in the city every day since George Floyd’s death in May, with the protests often devolving into confrontations with police. The city has been the scene of violent clashes between the...
    Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, issued a statement ahead of what is expected to be a weekend of clashing protests in Portland, vowing that “there will be consequences for acts of violence.” Dueling protests are expected to take place in Portland on Saturday. The Proud Boys, a right-wing fraternal group whose members identify themselves as “Western chauvinists,” were denied a permit to gather in the city’s Delta Park. However, clashes are still expected, prompting Gov. Kate Brown (D), who has blamed violence in her city on “right-wing vigilantes” and “armed white supremacists,” to declare a state of emergency in Portland. However, Williams said in his statement that there has been “nothing civil, respectful, or positive about the nightly...
    Thousands of right-wing protesters from the "Proud Boys" group are expected to attend demonstrations in Portland, Ore., Saturday in support of President Trump and his "law and order" reelection campaign. The Proud Boys – which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center – described the demonstration as a free speech event to support the president and the police while advocating for a return to order and condemnation of anti-fascist "domestic terrorism" and "violent gangs of rioting felons," The Associated Press reported. Oregon Gov. Kate BrownKate BrownCalifornia fire becomes largest in state history Pac-12 moves toward 'return to competition' after Big Ten announces resumption of football season Oregon opens first mobile morgue amid wildfires MORE (D)...
    A Vermont man pleaded not guilty to federal civil disorder charges in Portland, Ore. on Friday, stemming from a June protest in the city during which he allegedly charged at police officers repeatedly with a shield, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. Charles Randolph Comfort, 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly charging the officers and kicking separate officers several times while under arrest for refusing the leave the scene. Police were attempting to disperse protesters after an unlawful assembly was declared June 25 at an intersection near the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct. Demonstrators had started blocking traffic using dumpsters stolen from nearby businesses. SOME PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY TAKE A MORE CONFRONTATIONAL...
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Portland on Friday as authorities anticipate violent clashes between opposing groups over the weekend during a scheduled rally held by a right-wing group. Members of the Proud Boys are planning to gather at a downtown park Saturday, potentially setting the stage for confrontations with counterprotesters. Both groups have violently clashed in the city on several occasions. Brown’s order will put the Oregon State Police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in charge of crowd management efforts. In a news conference, she said groups like the Proud Boys seek to intimidate counterprotesters and inflame tensions. “The Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer groups have come to Portland time and time again from...
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Portland on Friday as authorities anticipate violent clashes between opposing groups over the weekend during a scheduled rally held by a right-wing group. Members of the Proud Boys are planning to gather at a downtown park Saturday, potentially setting the stage for confrontations with counterprotesters. Both groups have violently clashed in the city on several occasions. Brown’s order will put the Oregon State Police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in charge of crowd management efforts. In a news conference, she said groups like the Proud Boys seek to intimidate counterprotesters and inflame tensions. “The Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer groups have come to Portland time and time again from out...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least several thousand people are expected in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a right-wing rally in support of President Donald Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor. The Proud Boys, a group that has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, described it as a free speech event to support Trump and the police, restore law and order and condemn anti-fascists, “domestic terrorism” and “violent gangs of rioting felons” in the streets. Local and state elected officials forcefully condemned the event and rushed to shore up law enforcement ranks as...
            by The Associated Press  PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Protesters in Portland late Thursday set fire to plywood attached to the front door of a police union building in Oregon’s largest city and clashed with officers, who made 14 arrests, police said in a statement. Images posted online showed flames erupting outside the doors of the Portland Police Association office. Some protesters managed later to get on the roof of the building, police said in a statement Friday. The protesters who were detained were arrested on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to interfering with officers and trespassing. The violence came a day after people hurled several firebombs at officers during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least several thousand people are expected in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a right-wing rally in support of President Donald Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor. The Proud Boys, a group that has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, described it as a free speech event to support Trump and the police, restore law and order and condemn anti-fascists, “domestic terrorism" and “violent gangs of rioting felons" in the streets. Local and state elected officials forcefully condemned the event and rushed to shore...
    Democrat Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in Portland for the first time, apparently in response to the anticipated arrival this weekend of right-wing protesters. Left-wing protesters have staged almost nightly riots in the city for more than three months. Brown’s order gives authority to the Oregon State Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office to control crowds expected on Saturday as the far-right Proud Boys are expected to rally in Portland. This means that the Portland Police Bureau will follow the lead of those two law enforcement agencies, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reported on the development. In a press conference announcing the decision, Brown cited a pattern that has repeatedly played out in the city...
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Portland on Friday as authorities anticipate violent clashes between opposing groups over the weekend during a scheduled rally held by a right-wing group. Members of the Proud Boys are planning to gather at a downtown park Saturday, potentially setting the stage for confrontations with counterprotesters. Both groups have violently clashed in the city on several occasions. Brown's order will put the Oregon State Police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in charge of crowd management efforts. In a news conference, she said groups like the Proud Boys seek to intimidate counterprotesters and inflame tensions. "The Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer groups have come to Portland time and time again from out of state looking for a fight...
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) warned “far-right groups” to stay away from the city, stating that “intending to intimidate, create fear, commit violence, or spread hate is not welcome here” — However, he has routinely failed to apply the same standard to Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters who have continually inflicted carnage on the city for well over 100 days. “On Saturday, Sept. 26, a group of far-right extremists and white nationalist groups will be coming to our city,” Wheeler said in a Thursday op-ed after touting Portland as a sanctuary city and beacon of racial justice. His reference to “far-right extremists” includes the Proud Boys group, although the city reportedly rejected the group’s permit for a noon protest on Saturday,...
    Portland rioters set fire to a police union building and over a dozen people found themselves behind bars after another night of unrest in the embattled city Thursday. A large mob of demonstrators used vehicles to block street traffic and vandalized local property with insignia supporting their group’s message, according to a blog post from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). Law enforcement ordered the crowd to disperse, but rioters set plywood used to board up the front door of the Portland Police Association ablaze, and some in the crowd were seen attempting to break into the building, the department wrote. To the group that has gathered outside of the Portland Police Association office on North Lombard Street at North Campbell...
    CNN’s Elle Reeve waded deep into the violent civil unrest that has unfolded in Portland, Oregon in an effort to better understand what is motivating both sides of what has become a deadly conflict. The stunning segment that aired Friday morning on CNN New Day provided remarkable insight into a still-ongoing conflict and featured interviews with participants on both sides of the fight. Portland has become a flashpoint of conflict since it’s Federal Court Building has been effectively under attack by those protesting social justice following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the Black Lives Matter movement that has swept the nation over the summer. The segment opens with interviews with protestors seeking justice and features an...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire was set to the outside of a police union building late Thursday, leading authorities to declare an unlawful assembly as Portland, Oregon, grappled with another night of protests over racial injustice. Several photos and videos posted online showed flames erupting outside the doors of the Portland Police Association office. The fire was quickly extinguished and demonstrators were ordered to disperse, news outlets reported. Portland police declared an unlawful assembly and tweeted that those who failed to leave could be subject to “arrest, citation, or the use of crowd control agents.” On Wednesday night people hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire was set to the outside of a police union building late Thursday, leading authorities to declare an unlawful assembly as Portland, Oregon, grappled with another night of protests over racial injustice. Several photos and videos posted online showed flames erupting outside the doors of the Portland Police Association office. The fire was quickly extinguished and demonstrators were ordered to disperse, news outlets reported. Portland police declared an unlawful assembly and tweeted that those who failed to leave could be subject to “arrest, citation, or the use of crowd control agents.” On Wednesday night people hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not...
    Portland protesters were filmed tossing a Molotov cocktail at a group of police officers during violent Breonna Taylor protests Wednesday night. Video shows one protester hurl the lit makeshift explosives at the officers, sending cops in riot gear scattering to safety as flames burst on the ground. One officer was hit on the foot, but a fire department medic put out the flames, according to police. There were no reports of injuries or arrests in the attack. Demonstrators in the city also set small fires and threw rocks during a night of nationwide protests over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Taylor. Thirteen protesters in Portland were arrested Wednesday on suspicion...
    Protesters in Portland hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, police said, escalating tensions in a city thats already seen nearly four months of nightly protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis said Wednesday nights demonstrations were the most violent that Portland has seen thus far in four months of nearly nightly unrest since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minnesota after a white officer held a knee to his neck. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt — who has been criticized for dismissing cases against hundreds of...
    PORTLAND (AP) — Protesters in Portland hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, police said, escalating tensions in a city that’s already seen nearly four months of nightly protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis said Wednesday night’s demonstrations were the most violent that Portland has seen thus far in four months of nearly nightly unrest since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minnesota after a white officer held a knee to his neck. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt — who has been criticized for dismissing cases...
    Portland protesters were filmed tossing a Molotov cocktail at a group of police officers during violent Breonna Taylor protests Wednesday night. Video shows one protester hurl the lit makeshift explosives at the officers, sending cops in riot gear scattering to safety as flames burst on the ground. One officer was hit on the foot, but a fire department medic put out the flames, according to police. There were no reports of injuries or arrests in the attack. Demonstrators in the city also set small fires and threw rocks during a night of nationwide protests over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Taylor. Thirteen protesters in Portland were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of...
    More than 300 people in 29 states and Washington, D.C. have been charged for crimes ranging from damaging federal property to attempted murder “under the guise of peaceful demonstrations,” the Justice Department said in a Thursday statement. More than 40 of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices have filed charges alleging crimes including arson, burglary, and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, among others, according to the Justice Department. PORTLAND, OR – AUGUST 11: Portland police and Oregon State Patrol officers work together to arrest a protester in front of the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct on the 75th day of protests against racial injustice and police brutality on August 11, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty...
    Flames surged in Portland on Wednesday night, after a rioter lit a large Molotov cocktail and threw it at the police. The video was shared by The Post Millennial’s Editor-at-Large, Andy Ngo. Watch: A rioter at the BLM-antifa Portland riot throws a large Molotov cocktail at @PortlandPolice. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/mRGCAbFOQe — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2020 During this evenings mass gathering, a Molotov Cocktail was thrown towards officers outside of Central Precinct. Warning: Explicit language. https://t.co/hBLJJWZ2yO — Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) September 24, 2020 The officers who were rounding the corner quickly dispersed as the flames spread. It didn’t appear as though anyone was hurt by the initial explosion. Riots spread nationwide on Wednesday after a Grand Jury in Kentucky...
    Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese is refusing to police an expected clash on Saturday between Antifa and the Proud Boys during planned rallies, citing that the ban on using tear gas leaves officers “with no sound tactical options” for controlling crowds. In an email to Deputy Chief Chris Davis of the Portland Police Bureau, Reese said the two groups “have a history of violent interactions” and without tear gas they would not be able “to quickly disperse a large crowd engaged in dangerous acts of violence.” “If officers have to use high levels of physical force to protect the safety of the participants, it may lead to substantial injuries and may not be effective in achieving the desired outcome,” Reese...
    Police in North Carolina say protesters left an unwelcome gift at their door following the announcement that no officers would be charged with killing Breonna Taylor. The Asheville Police Department said that 150 protesters gathered outside of their headquarters on Wednesday night and left a casket filled with dirt and cow manure. Protesters have left a casket full of dirt and what we believe to be cow manure at the front door of APD. pic.twitter.com/YyrVfs9s2y— Asheville Police (@AshevillePolice) September 24, 2020 One person was assaulted during the protests and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Protests broke out around the country on Wednesday evening, including in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Portland, Chicago, Los Angeles,...
    THIS is the shocking moment a group of protesters kicked an elderly couple off their restaurant table and threatened to "knock them the f**k out on Wednesday evening. Video captured the moment unruly protesters walked up to a couple as they were dining at a restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida. 8Video captured the moment unruly protesters walked up to a couple in St. Petersburg, FloridaCredit: Twitter 8It is unknown what provoked the demonstrators to target the coupleCredit: Twitter 8At least 20 protesters, were seen in the nearby street, shouting: 'Stand up, fight back'Credit: Twitter Protests broke out across the country after a grand jury decided not to prosecute the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. Taylor was accidentally shot dead during a drug raid...
    Portland rioters hurled a massive Molotov cocktail into a crowd of officers, broke windows and lit part of a police precinct on fire in riots that followed a grand jury’s decision to indict one of three Louisville police officers involved in the March death of Breonna Taylor. The mob tossed a total of three firebombs at officers — one of which ignited a cop’s foot, as police declared the gathering to be a riot, according to a blog post from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). Video shows at least a dozen officers scattering away from a massive Molotov cocktail that was tossed into the middle of their line. Watch: A rioter at the BLM-antifa Portland riot throws a large Molotov...
    PORTLAND (AP) — Protesters in Portland hurled Molotov cocktails at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, police said Thursday. Police and the protesters clashed as demonstrators in cities around the U.S. raged against a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. In Taylor's hometown of Louisville, gunfire rang out and wounded two police officers. The protesters in Portland Wednesday night also threw rocks that shattered windows at a law enforcement precinct station, targeted the station with projectiles fired from slingshots, police said in a statement. The Oregonian/Oregonian Live said they set an awning at the station on fire....
    A rioter threw a large Molotov cocktail at police during a riot Wednesday night after a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, indicted one police officer for wanton endangerment but declined to issue indictments directly for the death of Breonna Taylor. Watch: A rioter at the BLM-antifa Portland riot throws a large Molotov cocktail at @PortlandPolice. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/mRGCAbFOQe — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2020 Another angle showing a rioter throwing a Molotov cocktail at @PortlandPolice in downtown. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/HN3zSpZED4 — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2020 One officer was mildly injured, though police were able to act quickly to stop the spread of the flames, according to a department press release. Rioters also attacked a police precinct directly, smashing...
    PORTLAND, OREGON - Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot late Wednesday after protesters damaged a police building in unrest that followed the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.   "To those who have gathered outside of Central Precinct on Southwest 2nd Avenue. This gathering has been declared a riot," the police force said in a tweet. The crowd was told to vacate or face tear gas, other crowd control agents or arrest.   One of the protesters hurled a homemade firebomb or Molotov cocktail towards police officers outside of the precinct, a video shared by Portland police on Twitter showed.   Upper windows appeared to be damaged and part of an awning outside the building was on...
    THIS is the shocking moment a Molotov cocktail is thrown at Portland cops and a Justice Center is set on fire as Breonna Taylor riots erupt across the violence-plagued city. Cell phone footage captured the moment a fire bomb landed in the middle of a group of police officers as they walked toward protesters. 9As the fireball landed on the ground, people could be heard cheering in the backgroundCredit: Twitter 9The Justice center in downtown Portland was set on fireCredit: Twitter As the fireball landed on the ground, people could be heard cheering in the background. It prompted the officers - wearing riot gear, face shields, and holding batons - to disperse. Some officers appeared to chase after whoever threw...
    A Portland, Oregon, rioter reportedly threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of police officers on Wednesday night as law enforcement declared the demonstrations in the area a riot. Reports say that rioters also set fire to the city's justice center. Demonstrations in the city continued following the announcement of a criminal indictment of one officer involved in the death of Louisville, Kentucky, resident Breonna Taylor. You can read more on the indictment here. Following the announcement, riots erupted in cities across the country. What are the details? According to Newsweek, demonstrators gathered in Portland's streets following the indictment of former police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment...
    Overnight protests in Portland devolved into riots as demonstrators started fires and threw fireworks, and even Molotov cocktails, at police officers hours after a grand jury announced its decision to indict one of three officers on charges linked to the shooting that killed Breonna Taylor — but not her death. The demonstration began at approximately 9:45 p.m. local time, when roughly 75 people descended upon the Multnomah County Justice Center and the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct. Portland police walk past a fire started by a Molotov cocktail thrown at police on Sept. 23, 2020 in Portland. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images) They blocked traffic on Southwest 2nd Avenue and began throwing “softball sized rocks” at the precinct’s windows, shattering the glass, according to a summary...
    Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot after a group of violent protesters ignited a downtown police precinct and pelted it with rocks during unrest that followed the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case, according to reports. “To those who have gathered outside of Central Precinct on Southwest 2nd Avenue. This gathering has been declared a riot,” police said in a tweet. “Failure to adhere to this order may subject you to arrest, citation, or the use of crowd control agents including, but not limited to, impact weapons and/or OC munitions (Oleoresin Capsicum). Leave now,” it added. One of the rioters flung a homemade Molotov cocktail toward cops outside the precinct, where an awning caught fire, a video...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death: (all times EDT) 1:30 a.m. In downtown Portland, Oregon, the site of months of demonstrations against police brutality, several hundred people held a rally in the rain Wednesday night in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center, the Oregonian/Oregonlive.com reported. A drum line played in rhythm with chants of “Whose life mattered? Breonna Taylor!” Several Black women addressed the crowd and encouraged people to vote and continue pressing for change, the newspaper reported. ___ 11:30 p.m. Police say they have deployed chemical agents on Atlanta protesters demonstrating against a grand jury’s decision not to indict...
    (Reuters) - Police in Portland, Oregon declared a riot late on Wednesday after protesters damaged a police building in unrest that followed the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. "To those who have gathered outside of Central Precinct on Southwest 2nd Avenue. This gathering has been declared a riot," the police force said in a tweet. The crowd was told to vacate or face tear gas, other crowd control agents or arrest. One of the protesters hurled a homemade firebomb or Molotov cocktail towards police officers outside of the precinct, a video shared https://bit.ly/3cuHMSi by Portland police on Twitter showed. Upper windows appeared to be damaged and part of an awning outside the building was on fire, according...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon's largest city declared a crowd in front of the city’s police headquarters a riot late Wednesday as the demonstrators assembled to protest a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to the death of Breonna Taylor. Portland police first declared the crowd an unlawful gathering at around 10 p.m. before upgrading it to a riot about 30 minutes later, according to statements from the department. Police warned the group to leave over a loudspeaker before using crowd control measures such as smoke and munitions to clear the area, according to videos from witnesses posted on social media. Police and some protestors left, but when the demonstrators...
    Defunding the police is not a solution for safer cities, Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner explained on “The Story" on Wednesday night. “Defunding the police is not a solution. It's a political stunt,” Turner told host Martha MacCallum. “Portland police officers and all police officers respond to calls to service. They respond to calls no matter what your race, creed, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or gender is.” Since the city of Portland disbanded its gun violence reduction team July 1, shootings have increased and homicide hit a 30-year high. According to Turner, Portland Mayor and police commissioner Ted Wheeler has realized defunding the police force "was a mistake.” PORTLAND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER SAYS PROTESTERS ARE 'NOT GOING ANYWHERE' A...
    Two Portland protesters arrested as a result of the demonstrations on Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning are serial offenders, who were ultimately released for the fourth time. Roughly six dozen demonstrators marched to the Penumbra Kelly Building, blocking traffic and failing to adhere to the authorities’ warnings against entering the property, resulting in arrests: #Antifa rioters threw an explosive mortar at the Penumbra Kelly police building in SE Portland tonight. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/Bc38DGvse3 — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 23, 2020 Portland tonight: #Antifa rioters dance in a mosh pit in the middle of Burnside street in front of the Penumbra Kelly police building. Last night they shut down the same street as well. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/2HzF5QnOFA — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 23,...
    ONE Portland protester shot a fellow activist shortly after they marched with a Black Lives Matter group on Tuesday night that saw “fireworks shot at cop cars,” police said. Authorities responded to reports of a shooting in the Oregon city around 10.30pm and learned of a “physical altercation” between two people. 5Protests have unfolded in Portland for more than 100 days following the death of George FloydCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to Portland police, the fight among the unidentified protesters “led one of the subjects to fire a gun towards the other subject.” The latter demonstrator was hit with gunfire during the incident, and a nearby business was also struck by gunfire, cops said. Both protesters involved in the...
    A shooting occurred and multiple people were arrested early Wednesday morning during a mass gathering that marked the 109th day of demonstrations in Portland. A scuffle broke out between two demonstrators, and one man drew a firearm and shot the other, according to a press release from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). The pair sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital, PPB wrote. Roughly 75 activists gathered near a public park and blocked traffic, despite orders given over a loudspeaker from law enforcement to stay off private property and walkways, the release detailed. Three people between the ages of 33 and 47 were apprehended by officers for allegedly interfering with a peace officer, escape,...
    Two participants in a riot in Portland, Oregon, Tuesday night into Wednesday morning were involved in an altercation that led to a shooting, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Police said that a group of about 75 people had gathered near the Penumbra Kelly Building, which houses several law enforcement agencies, late Tuesday night. They blocked traffic for the second night in a row. Portland tonight: #Antifa rioters dance in a mosh pit in the middle of Burnside street in front of the Penumbra Kelly police building. Last night they shut down the same street as well. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/2HzF5QnOFA — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 23, 2020 #Antifa rioters threw an explosive mortar at the Penumbra Kelly police building in SE...
    Loading the player... As protests resumed in Portland, Oregon, a viral video has emerged of a Black man chastising protesters. “You ain’t from here!” the unidentified man yells. Dressed in shorts and a t-shirt, the man mocks and questions the motives of protesters. “I got something to say, I got something to say…what do you represent?” the man shouts in the expletive-filled rant posted to Twitter. “What do you represent?” he repeated. “You don’t represent this motherf***er!” Based man railing the #Portland kids for not even being from the area. "Whose house is this?! You dont even know! Cause you dont live here!" 1/2 pic.twitter.com/SD1gjS7QMt— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) September 21, 2020 He seems to take issue with...
    Throughout the summer Republicans have cast American cities run by Democratic mayors as under siege by violence and lawlessness, despite the fact that most of the protests against police brutality have been largely peaceful. The protests now, according to a report, are using a more confrontational approach, which could force a schism among some Black Lives Matter activists. One tactic is taking the fight to white neighborhoods that had been gentrified. “The crowd was — I won’t even say mostly white — I’ll say it was an almost exclusively white crowd marching through the whitest neighborhood in Portland shouting ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Black Lives Are Magic,’” said Lindsey E. Murphy, who is Black and hosts an educational children’s YouTube series. “What...
    Over the weekend, leftist activists blocked a pick-up truck in Portland near the central police precinct, demanding that the passenger next to the driver give the black power salute and chant “Black Lives Matter”; the truck was later smashed and a window shattered. The truck was smashed up later. #PortlandRiots #BLM #antifa pic.twitter.com/NZk8nzoLdE — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 20, 2020 The Daily Wire reported last week that a leaked email from a former top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated that the department had “overwhelming intelligence” that the extremist violence in Portland was “organized” by individuals with an ideology categorized as “Violent Antifa Anarchist Inspired” (VAAI). The Daily Wire noted: CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge tweeted...
    The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that three U.S. cities have "permitted violence and destruction of property" to persist and threatened to cut federal funding if they don't take measures to restore law and order.  According to a news release, New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, risk the loss of funding.  "When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest," said Attorney General William Barr.    FILE - U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a press conference in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 9, 2020."We cannot allow federal tax dollars...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a list of cities or “jurisdictions” in response to a Presidential Memorandum to review federal funding for cities where ongoing violent protests and riots have destroyed property and even resulted in deaths. The DOJ said on Monday that Seattle, Portland, and New York City are on the list for review after President Donald Trump said cities that are permitting “anarchy, violence and destruction of American cities,” should not receive federal funding. The memorandum said, in part: It is the policy and purpose of the United States Government to protect the lives and property of all people in the United States from unlawful acts of violence and destruction.  Without law and order, democracy cannot function....
    The Department of Justice has labeled New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, as "anarchist jurisdictions," a designation that could lead to a withdrawal of federal funding from those cities, according to the New York Post. The three cities earned the designation for efforts to reduce police funding, or for their response to the race riots that started in late May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. White House budget director Russ Vought will reportedly issue guidance about cutting funding to the cities in the coming weeks. "When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who...
    Bradley Cortright September 21, 2020 0 Comments The Department of Justice (DOJ) says that at least three American cities have been “permitting violence and destruction of property.” That finding comes weeks after President Donald Trump issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to examine the matter. The department said in a press release that New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Wisconsin, have allowed violence to continue while not taking “reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.” In a statement on Monday, Attorney General William Barr said, “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest.” “We cannot...
    THE JUSTICE Department has threatened to pull federal money from "anarchist jurisdictions" including New York City; Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. In a statement set to release Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr labeled the three cities as "anarchist jurisdictions" and said tax dollars cannot be wasted when the safety of citizens "hangs in the balance." 4New York City approved a $1billion cut from the $6 billion police budget in JulyCredit: Getty Images - Getty "When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest," Barr said. "It is my hope that the...
    The Justice Department announced Monday that New York City, Seattle and Portland would be designated as jurisdictions "permitting violence and destruction of property" under President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE's early-September order requiring federal agencies to submit potential funding cuts for cities "permitting anarchy." In a statement, the agency hit leaders of the three cities for rejecting federal law enforcement assistance in quelling protests while pointing to ongoing demonstrations that have continued for weeks over the treatment of Black Americans by law enforcement. “When state and local leaders...
    NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those...
    The massive wildfires brought heavy smoke across Portland last week, briefly veering the focus away from the social unrest and the more than 100 nights of demonstrations in the Oregon city. However, protests resumed over the weekend and one local civil rights leader said demonstrations were not going to stop because of the fires. "Fire's not going to smoke us out," Rev. E.D. Mondaine, president of Portland’s chapter of the NAACP, told KATU 2 during an interview that aired Sunday. Video"Flames are not going to smoke us out," he continued. "COVID is not going to snuff us out. The time for equality and justice is upon us," he said. PORTLAND PROTESTS RESUME AFTER WILDFIRE HIATUS WITH GINSBURG VIGIL, MORE VANDALISM Protests resumed on Friday, when demonstrators marched...
    The Department of Justice released details early on Monday morning explaining why three Democrat-controlled cities have been designated “anarchist jurisdictions.” The DOJ identified the cities as being cities that permitted extremist violence and destruction of property to continue while taking action to stop the criminal acts. The department designated New York City, Portland, and Seattle as being “anarchist jurisdictions.” The DOJ released the following criteria for evaluating whether a U.S. city is a “anarchist jurisdiction”: Whether a jurisdiction forbids the police force from intervening to restore order amid widespread or sustained violence or destruction. Whether a jurisdiction has withdrawn law enforcement protection from a geographical area or structure that law enforcement officers are lawfully entitled to access but have...
    Portland protesters returned to the streets over the weekend — after a brief respite due to raging West Coast wildfires, according to reports. About 200 Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered in the Oregon city around 9 p.m. Saturday and marched through downtown, at times smashing store windows and tagging buildings with graffiti, Fox News reported Sunday. “The group marched around in the street for several hours, stopping at various locations to demonstrate and in some cases damaged property and apply graffiti,” police said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Individuals in the group broke windows on businesses, including a bank in the 400 block of Southwest Harrison Street, a restaurant in the 1900 block of Southwest Broadway, and coffee...
    Portland protesters returned to the streets over the weekend — after a brief respite due to raging West Coast wildfires, according to reports. About 200 Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered in the Oregon city around 9 p.m. Saturday and marched through downtown, at times smashing store windows and tagging buildings with graffiti, Fox News reported Sunday. “The group marched around in the street for several hours, stopping at various locations to demonstrate and in some cases damaged property and apply graffiti,” police said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Individuals in the group broke windows on businesses, including a bank in the 400 block of Southwest Harrison Street, a restaurant in the 1900 block of Southwest Broadway, and coffee shop...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vandalism but no arrests occurred during a demonstration in downtown Portland involving about 200 people Saturday night. A march began around 9 p.m. and stopped at multiple locations. Some in the group sprayed graffiti and smashed windows at a bank, restaurant and coffee shop, KOIN-TV reported. Police reported no violence from the crowd and didn’t use force or munitions, according to the Portland Police Bureau. On Friday, protests resumed after a more than week-long pause largely due to smoky air from West Coast wildfires. Officers arrested 11 people near a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility, according to police. Frequently violent protests have racked the city for more than three months since the police killing...
    Federal officers block a downtown street on September 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Protests against police brutality and racial injustice resumed this weekend after activists called for a pause in response to hazardous air quality from nearby wildfire smoke. Nathan Howard/Getty Images Protesters in Portland, Oregon, reported facing tear gas on protests on Friday and Saturday, just about one week after the city's mayor announced local police were banned from using it.  In a statement to Newsweek, the local police department said it did not use tear gas, and in a tweet, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said local police didn't use the gas, also known as CS gas. Reports by local journalists suggested that tear gas was used...