There was a riot declared by police in Portland last night after a standoff between police and protesters outside the Portland Police Association building. Tuesday was the 46th straight night of protests in the city.
About 120 people marched from Kenton Park to the Portland Police Association building around 7:30 p.m. The one-story building sits in a commercial and residential area of North Lombard Street. The crowd soon grew beyond 200 people, who chanted “George Floyd” and “Quit your job.”
At least two dozen police officers in riot gear surrounded the building near Campbell Avenue. Soon after demonstrators gathered there, officers detained at least one protester. Police ordered the crowd to stay out of the street and not block traffic.
The standoff continued for hours.