Rioters Run Rampant Despite Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin

Rioters Run Rampant Despite Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin

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.

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The rioters began spray-painting the Justice Center, according to The Oregonian.

Later on, as one group moved through downtown, rioters smashed windows.

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