Portland gathering declared a riot after multiple arrests

Nov 5 2020, 4:58 am

Law enforcement officers have arrested at least nine people in Downtown Portland, the Multnomah County Sheriff Department reports.

What started as two peaceful demonstrations with a combined total of 600 people has been declared a riot.

Officers are ordering people to leave the area or possibly be subject to arrest, citation, or use of force including tear gas.

The department has shared two photos of seized items on Twitter including commercial-grade fireworks, hammers, spray paints, projectiles, and more.

Governor Kate Brown and the Unified Command have activated the Oregon National Guard to assist law enforcement.

Here’s a look at Downtown Portland:

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