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Police, protesters continue to clash in Portland

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/10/20, 02:33 am

A small group of protesters lit a fire inside the Portland, Ore., police union building on Saturday night, causing police to declare a riot and advance on the group. The group then built a barricade in the Kenton neighborhood and lit parts of it on fire. Police declared another riot on Sunday night as 200 protesters marched to the police union building before officers dispersed the crowd.

Was anyone hurt? Police said three officers were injured but did not give any details. Last week, videos showed confrontations between rioters and Portland residents. In one, a person threw a bucket of paint at an older woman attempting to stop vandalism and tried to wrap her in yellow police tape. A second video showed someone blocking an elderly woman using a walker while she tried to put out a fire. The city has seen nearly continuous nightly unrest since George Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25.

Dig deeper: Read Marvin Olasky’s analysis of the Portland protests.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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    Posted: Fri, 08/07/2020 08:25 pm

    It was so heartwrenching just to read of the two older women being mistreated by the rioters! After seeing the videos, I'm awed by the bravery of the women in the face of such obnoxious behavior!

  • Janet B
    Posted: Mon, 08/10/2020 10:36 am

    Please stop calling these people "protesters."  They are rebels.  They want to take over the existing order and are trying to do so by destroying anything they can. 

    That they would fight against older women says it all who want peace says much.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 08/10/2020 03:11 pm

    Keep it up, Portland!  Keep it up, Chicago!  Right up to the election!

    So normal sensible people see what liberal Dem policies lead to! 

  • Doug Olson
    Posted: Mon, 08/10/2020 04:49 pm

    Good afternoon, everyone:

    I am seventy-one (71) and 'grew up' in Chehalis, WA which is ca. ninety (90) miles north of Portland, OR. Even though I do not now live in Chehalis I have watched with growing 'fascination' and angst the growing political 'left' in the people of the State of Oregon over the decades. What you are "seeing" are the seeds planted by the Democratic party being harvested now! Why do you "see" no outrage from Governor Kate Brown, members of the Democratic party in the State of Oregon and, even, support for the "protests" by the Democratic mayor of Portland, OR?? Because inwardly/silently they support these "protests!!" Don't be fooled by the Democrats silence!! What is occurring in Portland, OR is the kind/type of government they want for all of our nation the United States of America.