Protesters and police officers clashed in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night after the 100th consecutive day of demonstration in the city.
Police said protesters threw fire bombs, Reuters reported.
“Arrests have been made, yes,” police told Reuters in a statement emailed to them. Officials did not identify how many arrests were made.
In a tweet, the authorities said a “community member” was injured by the projectiles.
The police make repeated announcements. This remains a riot. Members of the group threw Molotov cocktails and injured at least one community member. Failure to disperse could result in the arrest of people under control, including tear gas and / or punching weapons.
̵1; Portland Police Department (@PortlandPolice) September 6, 2020
Although protests against racism and police brutality have taken place in all 50 states since the death of George Floyd in May, the Portland demonstrations have been some of the most iconic demonstrations.
Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) and President TrumpDonald John TrumpCohen claims in a new book that Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” as the Princess Bride, who was reunited for the Wisconsin Democrats fundraiser. Bernie Sanders warns that Trump may not allow MORE to vote have waged a war of words over the federal response to demonstrations and riots. In a letter last month, Wheeler wrote that the deployment of federal officials in the city had exacerbated the situation. “Your offer to repeat this catastrophe is a cynical attempt to stir up fear and distract us from the real work of our city,” he wrote. “Please stay away.”
Weeks ago a convoy of armed pro-Trump counter-demonstrators entered the city and one, Aaron “Jay” Danielson, was fatally shot and killed in clashes with protesters. U.S. Marshals announced last week that a suspect in Danielson’s death, Michael Forest Reinoehl, had been killed.
In a separate incident on Saturday evening, police said 27 people were arrested after an illegal gathering was called while protesters marched to the Portland Police Association building.