Flash-Bangs and Tear Gas to Break Up Portland Riot

Demonstrators attend a protest against Donald Trump's US presidential election victory, at City Hall in Portland on November 11, 2016.

Police are using flash-bangs and tear gas in an attempt to disperse rioters blocking streets and attacking law enforcement in Oregon.

According to the Portland Police, the escalating measures to disperse the crowd come in response to “burning projectiles” being hurled at police.

Reporters on the scene say the “burning projectiles” were fireworks.

Police have been issuing warnings via Twitter.

Police have warned rioters that those entering the freeway will be arrested. Traffic from an NBA game between the Portland Trailblazers and Sacramento Kings added to the complicated situation for police. The Trailblazers defeated the Kings 122-120 in overtime.

Video from the scene captures the dramatic moments that police escalated the tactics to disperse the crowd.

Even after the flash-bangs and tear gas, rioters continued to attack police by throwing projectiles and are warning that the assembly on 4th avenue is illegal and those who fail to disperse will be arrested.

Dozens have been arrested during anti-Trump protests in Portland during riots over the last three nights.

Dustin Stockton is a political reporter for Breitbart News, a community liaison for Gun Owners of America, and a political strategist. Follow him on Twitter @DustinStockton or Facebook.


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