Portland police announced a riot on Tuesday amid a devastating city demonstration marking the one-year anniversary of the assassination of George Floyd.
About 200 people gathered Tuesday night outside the Multnoma County Justice Center. Some in the crowd set off firecrackers and a dumpster island, marked the Justice Center with graffiti and smashed windows at nearby Portland City Hall.
Some threw water bottles and crackers directly at police officers.
Police said they made an unspecified number of arrests.
A separate demonstration took place earlier on Tuesday A rally at the Revolution Hall in southeastern Portland, A parade on the Burnsite Bridge and a quiet seat.
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, which sparked an unprecedented drive to address black anti-racism across the country.
The murder, captured on video, touched on waves of anti-racial justice across the country and around the world, with protests in Portland spreading over 100 consecutive nights.
– Oregon / Oregon Live