Portland police have declared a riot on Friday evening, after the protesters, angry at the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, he started cracking windows and throw objects at the agents.
about 200 people reunited in downtown Portland, Oregon soon after Rittenhouse was found not guilty of murder in a fatal shot that saw two men killed and another wounded during the violent Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020. The jury in the case had established that the 18-year- the old man had fired his semi-automatic rifle in himself-defense.
The protesters in Portland took out their fury on passing cars, broken windows, and damaged doors of a number of buildings in the vicinity. Some in the crowd reportedly called for the city the center of justice will be burned down.
The crowd sings “Kyle is a terrorist” outside the Center of Justice after a riot was declared by the PDB. photo.twitter.com / zqnzrGKqnW
– Mathieu Lewis-Rolland (@MathieuLRolland) November 20, 2021
When the police arrived on site, the protesters started throwing objects at them, with small confrontations from person to person also be reported.
A person using a wheelchair knocked over During a protest that was declared a riot by the authorities tonight Portland police clashed with protesters who gathered in center after the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse photo.twitter.com / 3wLSIhoRNr
– Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) November 20, 2021
The police department declared a riot after what it described as one “Violent, destructive group” tempted to breach the gates of the Multnomah County Detention Center. However, they failed to gain entry and were later dispersed.
One person was arrested as a result of the riots and the police posted a photo of the rear window of one of his vehicles be destroyed as part of his efforts to identify the author.
– Portland Police (@ Portland Police) November 20, 2021
Last year, Portland became a protest hotspot after the murder of George Floyd from the police in Minneapolis. The largest in Oregon city seen months of manifestations, which they often had out of hand and have been spoiled by riots, looting, arson and vandalism, as well as allegations of abuse by the police force against protesters.
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