Riot declared in Portland as protesters, cops clash after Rittenhouse verdict

Riot declared in Portland as protesters, cops clash after Rittenhouse verdict


Police declared a riot in downtown Portland, Oregon after a group protesting Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal damaged property and threw rocks at cops on Friday night.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared the riot just after 9 p.m. local time after 200 protesters began breaking windows and doors of city buildings and “throwing objects” at cops, officials said.

The group also talked about burning down the city’s Justice Center, which houses the Portland Police Bureau headquarters, a county jail and some courtrooms, KOIN TV reported.

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Police Chief Chuck Lovell told the outlet earlier in the night that it was “reasonable to expect there will be some type of reaction to the verdict.”

Video from the scene posted by local independent journalist Grace Morgan showed

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