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Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices


August 10, 2020

Nathan Howard – Associated Press

A protester taunts Portland police as they guard the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 in Portland, Ore. Police say demonstrators threw or launched items including rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks toward officers early Saturday.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago.

Three officers were hurt, including two who were taken to a hospital, during efforts to clear a crowd of several hundred people outside the Portland Police Association building late Saturday, police said in a statement. The two hospitalized officers have since been released.

Rallies had been held earlier in the afternoon and evening throughout the city, including at Peninsula, Laurelhurst and Berrydale parks, local media reported.


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