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Sat May 30, 2020, 02:03 AM

Protest escalates in downtown Portland, demonstrators break into mall, justice center [View all]

Source: The Oregonian

"After hours of largely peaceful demonstrations, violence escalated late Friday in downtown Portland, as hundreds of people gathered to protest the Minneapolis police killing of a black man."
"A little after 11 p.m., demonstrators broke windows and set a fire that eventually died down inside the Multnomah County Justice Center, which houses a county jail and police headquarters. Online video shows people in an office space tossing computers, phones and furniture.

Portland Police labeled the event an “unlawful assembly" and began to move in toward the crowd. “If you do not go home now, force will be used to disperse you,” police said on Twitter.

Police officers in riot gear arrived around 11:15 p.m. Police used tear gas, pepper balls and stun grenades to attempt to break up the protest.

But protesters spread out, and the chaos continued through downtown."

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/05/protest-escalates-at-downtown-portland-justice-center.html

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