Protesters Clash With Police in Portland With 11 Arrests Made

Published September 10th, 2020 - 06:39 GMT
Police arrest a far-right protester after a clash with counter protesters during a rally on September 7, 2020 in Salem, Oregon. Nathan Howard / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP
Police arrest a far-right protester after a clash with counter protesters during a rally on September 7, 2020 in Salem, Oregon. Nathan Howard / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP
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Officers started to disperse the protesters after they refused to do so and used crowd control munitions.

Protesters in Portland and police clashed near City Hall in Oregon’s largest city early Wednesday and police in a statement said that they made 11 arrests.

Protesters hurled what police described as “projectiles” at officers during the demonstration that started late Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday, the statement said.

Officers started to disperse the protesters after they refused to do so and used crowd control munitions that were not described in the statement, though tear gas was not used.

 

Protesters in Portland and police clashed near City Hall in Oregon’s largest city early Wednesday and police in a statement said that they made 11 arrests.

Protesters hurled what police described as “projectiles” at officers during the demonstration that started late Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday, the statement said.

Officers started to disperse the protesters after they refused to do so and used crowd control munitions that were not described in the statement, though tear gas was not used.

US President Donald Trump sent more than 100 federal agents from the US Department of Homeland Security to safeguard federal property — a move that instead reinvigorated the protests.

He has denounced the demonstrations as part of his law and order reelection campaign theme targeting cities led by Democrats.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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