Portland Police Declare Riot In Third Day of Anti-Trump Protests

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Chaos rocks Oregon on the third night of protests against Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States.

Police in Portland declared the situation a riot after windows were smashed and cars demolished.

As The Oregonian reports:

 Police declared the demonstration a “riot” more than three hours after its 5 p.m. start, citing “extensive criminal and dangerous behavior.” The bureau said it warned the crowd about the designation, then tweeted that rioting is a class C felony.

The crowd – at least on par with the 2,000 that gathered the night before — started at Pioneer Courthouse Square in the early evening before taking off on a route that included a stop at the Portland waterfront and trip over the Hawthorne Bridge into Southeast Portland.

The anti-Trump mob crossed the Broadway Bridge into Portland’s Pearl District, smashing windows as they went. The rioters attacked both police and bystanders in addition to destroying the property at businesses such at a Toyota dealership, damaging 18 cars.


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