Vandalism and rioting broke out in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday night in response to the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted on all charges in connection with the death of George Floyd. Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, triggered months of rioting and anti-police protests in Portland, leading police to be ready for violence in response to the verdict.
Hours after the verdict, a crowd gathered by the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and Multnomah County Justice Center, which have been the centers of violence in Portland for almost a year.
The rioters began spray-painting the Justice Center, according to The Oregonian.
Later on, as one group moved through downtown, rioters smashed windows.