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Portland protesters damage Democratic headquarters, later attack ICE offices

Federal officers were on hand in downtown Portland Jan. 20 as protests again turned violent
KGW
Federal officers were on hand in downtown Portland Jan. 20 as protests again turned violent

(Update: Portland police arrest 8, Seattle arrest 3)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a group of about 150 protesters carrying anti-Biden and anti-police signs marched in Portland streets and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon. Another violent clash occurred later at federal immigration offices.

The group smashed windows and spray-painted anarchist symbols Wednesday at the political party building. Police said eight arrests were made.

Police say it was one of four groups gathering in the city on Inauguration Day.

A group of about 150 people also marched in Seattle, where police say windows at a federal courthouse were broken and three people were arrested.

Federal officers later declared an unlawful assembly outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in Portland, the site of numerous clashes over the past year, KGW reported.

Police said people were throwing rocks, eggs and vandalizing the building. KGW said federal officers first warned demonstrators on a loudspeaker not to trespass on federal property, then used munitions and tear gas to disperse them.

Read more at: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-police-racial-injustice-oregon-portland-dcc780e421fcb2694087643c811ee265

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