September 6, 2020

Tear gas, fire bombs as police declare Portland protest a ‘riot’

Portland (AFP) – Police arrested dozens of people and used tear gas against hundreds of demonstrators in Portland late Saturday as the western US city marked 100 days since Black Lives Matter protests erupted against racism and police brutality.Police quickly declared the rally a “riot” after protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at them, and they responded with a barrage of tear gas to disperse the crowd.At least one person was injured by the fire bombs, police said.Officers arrested dozens of protesters in an ensuing game of cat-and-mouse through a residential district of east Portland.”It was…


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