Police detained about 100 people during riots in Portland

As a result of the protests, charges were brought against 13 people, including illegal possession and carrying of weapons, resisting arrest.

Police in Portland (Oregon), during another protest that turned into riots, detained about 100 people. This was reported on Saturday on the website of the city police.

According to her, a group of protesters started moving in the Pearl District around 9 p.m. local time (March 12). After 15 minutes, they began to break the windows of shop windows, after which law enforcement officers cordoned off the protesters. “Police detained a group of about 100 people during a march that turned into property damage in the Pearl District,” the report said.

It is noted that during the detention, other groups of protesters began to throw stones at law enforcement officers; in response to this, the police used tear gas. Two of the detainees were wearing bulletproof vests and had firearms with them. Scrap metal, hammers, and edged weapons were also found at the scene of the riots. As a result of the protests, charges were brought against 13 people, including illegal possession and carrying of weapons, resisting arrest.

In a similar rally in Portland, held on the night of March 12, protesters tried to set fire to the federal courthouse. The city last year became one of the centers of the protest movement in the United States. Major riots occurred here on the day of the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20 this year.

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