Protesters in North Portland lit the Portland Police Association building on fire and police declared a riot while demonstrators in downtown Portland targeted fences on the 52nd straight night of protests in the city Saturday.
Demonstrators traveled to the Portland Police Association, the Portland Police Bureau’s union.
Portland police declared the event a riot around 10:50 p.m. and told demonstrators to leave the area or be subject to arrest.
In downtown Portland, one early speaker urged demonstrators to come out every night to prove strength in numbers.
“They can’t stop you if you come out here as a cohesive group every single night,” the speaker said.
President Donald Trump recently deployed federal officers to Portland, where they met nightly protests with munitions and gas.
Earlier Saturday, the Portland Police Bureau announced that command from the Federal Protective Service would not work in the Portland Police incident command center. »