Police Find Bag with Loaded Rifle Mags, Molotov Cocktails During Portland Protest

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Portland Police recovered a bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails on Sunday night near Lownsdale Square Park.

Portland PD tweeted a photo of the contraband:

KTLA 5 reported that the bag was discovered on the same night in which there was a “reported shooting.”

The report noted Sunday’s protests began peaceably, then “morphed into an intense early Monday morning confrontation between demonstrators and law enforcement.”

Federal agents “repeatedly fired what appeared to be tear gas, flash bangs, and pepper balls” just before sunrise Monday, in an attempt to disperse protesters outside Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse. A number of those protesters had made it over the fence around the building while others were allegedly shooting fireworks and beating on the outside of the fence.

Portland Police reported that protesters began climbing over the courthouse fence just before midnight: “At about 11:45 p.m. people began launching mortar-style fireworks over the fence. A short time later people climbed over the fence, entering the portico.”

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