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Portland police again declare riot after Police Assn. building set ablaze

Portland Police Association entryway burns Tuesday night
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Portland Police Association entryway burns Tuesday night

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — People in a crowd of demonstrators set fire to the Portland Police Association building Tuesday night, prompting police to declare a riot for a second straight night.

The march was the second after the killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot by police in Minnesota on Sunday, KGW reported

People started gathering at Kenton Park in North Portland at about 9 p.m. for a planned demonstration. The group marched south from the park to the police union building a few blocks away on North Lombard Street and Campbell Avenue. 

At 9:52 p.m., police said a crowd of 100 people was blocking Lombard near the PPA building. Police began using a loudspeaker to tell the crowd to leave or risk arrest, citation or crowd control agents, including tear gas and munitions. 

Around 10 p.m., police confirmed the building was set on fire. Video from independent journalist Suzette Smith also shows fireworks going off outside.

"People appear to be using accelerants on a door to ignite a fire which is growing larger," Portland police tweeted at 10:05 p.m.

 By 10:07 p.m., police declared a riot and cleared people from the building as Portland Fire & Rescue extinguished the fire. The fire was put out by 10:16 p.m. and the demonstrators returned to Kenton Park to leave, police said. 

At least one person was arrested.

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  1. Brown and Wheeler have to own this infection, they allowed it to serve their agenda last year and it is still growing and killing the city. Last year it was “mostly peaceful protest” when this mob was trying to burn down a federal building with people in it, now that these types of “protest” served their purpose and are trying to burn buildings owned by the city of Potland, we are hearing the term “riot” faster. But hey, No worries, Creepy China Joe Obiden will fix everything!!!!

  2. Warrant for an armed robbery, resisting arrest? You people are protesting for yet another thug. You would get compassion from the people if he and most of the others before him were truly good persons. They made their bed. Now quit tearing up towns across America and save it for a incident that really matters.

    1. Is armed robbery a misdemeanor? Because his warrant was for a failure to appear to a hearing for two misdemeanor offenses. He didn’t appear because they sent his hearing notice to the wrong address. Regardless of guilt/innocence, his alleged crimes do not warrant a DEATH SENTENCE.

      1. He was in the system for trying to steal 880 bucks via armed robbery, failure to appear, and unlawful possession of a firearm. He made his bed, and that is the information law enforcement had at the time he was pulled over. He then resisted arrest and tried to flee. Why do people like you not smell the coffee, and then riot on baseless facts?

          1. Dear Irrelevant, Fox News tells a hell of a lot more truth than the CNN(aka Clinton channel) or rest of them. If it doesn’t benefit the Liberals or makes them look bad, it’s not reported!

          2. What a good little liberal you are. Anti-cop, anti-country, and not willing to subscribe any blame to a violent offender who chokes women.
            The officer made a mistake, and will now be tried in the media… unfairly, as usual.
            You socialists get dumber every day.

  3. Cleared people out? One arrest? Over somebody who if they had not acted out and cooperated with the police would still be alive? What a joke. Black lives apparently do not matter to blacks.

  4. It will be fun when the rest of the Portland cops quit. Once they do they can enjoy the peaceful quiet community they so love without cops to stir up trouble.

  5. Go to Minnesota and protest there where the incident happened. Pointless to riot in a city where it didn’t happen. Portland doesn’t have any control over police depts. in another state.

    1. The incident is not the reason for the riots, it is the excuse being used to burn, destroy, and loot. But hey, No worries, Creepy China Joe Obiden will fix everything!!!!

      1. As a method of crowd control, it seems more humane than tear gas, but I’ve never been on the receiving end of either. Thanks for answering.

      2. Let me see if I understand you right Barney . . . We can mention/talk about police use of pepper balls, tear gas, rubber bullets, smoke, batons, shields, bicycles, and police vehicles for breaking up riots, but we can’t talk about other types of equipment police could/can use, that are used in other cites to handle riots. Reason: It violates “our terms of service is encouraging, threatening or promoting violence.” Got it!

          1. Joe Biden spent a year promoting violence- how he’d beat the hell out of a sitting President- you didn’t censor that talk. Madonna told CNN how she’d like to “blow up” the White House- sounds like promoting violence to me- Maxine Waters threatened innocent people at dinner- urging her mob to “get in their faces and push back” ! All of that was graciously given a pass- but as soon as someone mentions a “water cannon (?)” or encourages Americans to “fight like hell”… the left comes all unglued !

    1. Let me help you out on that question Bob, since Barney refuses to investigate and push his “anti-violence” rhetoric. I asked that question to the PPB Chief late last year. The response I received back, was that they are looking at all resources available to them. While that doesn’t specifically answer your question, it at least let’s you know that the question has been asked and the PPB is aware of its use for riot control. Since we have not seen it used, tells me that for what ever reason, it isn’t available to them.

  6. If you don’t like the protests against police killings and excessive force, maybe you should support police and justice reform to keep cops from killing people during traffic stops.
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    Just like if you don’t want your Second Amendment infringed upon, you should be the loudest voices advocating for universal healthcare to combat our mental health epidemic in this country.
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    Stop complaining about the results of systematic failures and help to rebuild a better system.

    1. Maybe take that energy and train the criminals to stop resisting arrest when its quite obvious that they are outnumbered and cant get away anyway.
      That guy, along with the last few, would still be alive today if only they had listened to the instructions given to them.
      There are a few cases where the cop was an ass… but MOST of these cases, the end result was due to the criminal trying to be a bad ass and resist arrest with violent movements

      1. Breonna Taylor wasn’t resisting arrest when she was killed by police in her home.
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        George Floyd was cuffed and under control when he was killed in police custody.
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        Daunte Wright was killed for a mistaken notice to appear for a misdemeanor charge in 2018 after getting pulled over for expired tags.
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        COPS SHOULD NOT BE PUBLIC EXECUTIONERS.

        1. Breonna Taylor was a drug dealer, or at least loved being around them.
          George Floyd was a hard core violent dope fiend.
          Daunte Wright was a pos who robbed at gunpoint and abused women.
          Meanwhile your president is handing millions if not billions to the cartels, activly engaging in human trafficking, spreading the China Virus to the far corners… and now sponsoring mail order abortion.
          Gee, you’re awesome.

  7. IrrelevantRelevance, this is what you really mean, “darn pesky cops getting in the way of us with burning buildings and the city down and us trying to make people lose their jobs and/or their lives.”

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