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Portland police, protesters clash after 7 trespass arrests at eviction protest

Portland police car window N. Mississippi
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Damage to Portland police car on Tuesday

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clashes between police and protesters have erupted in Portland in rare daytime violence following the arrests of seven people at a residence that has long been the site of demonstrations against gentrification.

Officials say the demonstrators protesting the eviction of a Black and Indigenous family that lived in a home since the 1950s hurled rocks at officers, sprayed a fire extinguisher toward them and damaged police vehicles Tuesday after seven people were arrested on trespassing accusations.

The clashes happened at a home nicknamed “Red House on Mississippi” because it is on North Mississippi Avenue. Activists have been camping at the property since sheriff's deputies evicted the family in September.

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