PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Federal authorities declared an unlawful assembly outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland, where protesters have rallied against racial injustice almost every night for months.
Authorities ordered people to leave the area Tuesday night for throwing objects over the building’s fence and deployed tear gas and smoke to disperse the crowd, reported Oregon Public Broadcasting. Four people were arrested.
Often-violent protests, some declared riots by police, have roiled Portland for more than four months since George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis.
On Sunday, police arrested six people during protests. Dozens of people had organized at a park near downtown for a march. Authorities say several people spray-painted a building and people marched to the Justice Center and Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct.