Portland rioters attempt to set building on fire

Photos via Portland Police Bureau.

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 12:55 PM PT – Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Two people were arrested after another riot was declared in Portland, Oregon earlier this week. According to police, several hundred people marched on the Multnomah County Building on Tuesday night.

The building currently houses the county sheriff’s office and is also where county commissioners meet. The group blocked traffic and vandalized the building with graffiti before smashing windows and lighting a small fire inside the building.

The scene was declared a riot soon after. Police used crowd control munitions, but no tear gas, to disperse the rioters.

Sheriff Michael Reese has called the actions “unprovoked and reprehensible.”

The gathering, which was was dispersed shortly after midnight, marked 82 consecutive days of demonstrations in the city.

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