Protesters in Portland set fire to police union building

Police arrested the girl and charged her with arson.

Protesters in Portland (Oregon) on Wednesday night set fire to the building of the police union. This was reported on Wednesday by the local TV channel KGW8.

On Tuesday evening, about 100 activists of the BLM movement (“Black lives matter”) and anti-fascist organizations gathered in one of the central districts of the city and went to the building of the police union. They gathered because of the dark-skinned Dante Wright, who died on Sunday, April 11, when the police detained him. The building was targeted because police officer Kim Potter, who shot Wright, was the head of the police union in the Brooklyn Center, where the incident occurred.

One of the protesters – 19-year-old Alma Raven-Guido-doused the door of the union building with a flammable liquid and then set it on fire. The police arrested the girl and charged her with arson. The police then pushed the crowd away from the building so that firefighters could arrive.

On April 11, police officers in Brooklyn Center (Minnesota) stopped a car driven by a 20-year-old Wright for a traffic violation. The police found out that a warrant for the arrest of the young man had been issued earlier and tried to detain him. He broke free, got back in the car, and tried to drive away. Then, police officer Potter shot him. Representatives of the Brooklyn Center police claim that this happened by mistake: she confused the stun gun, which she intended to use, with a firearm.

Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
Function: Chief-Editor
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