Anti-racist protesters arrested in Portland, Oregon

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Anti-racist protesters arrested in Portland, Oregon




Police officers from Portland, Oregon arrested anti-racist protesters on the night of Saturday, September 27. Afp photo


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Police from Portland, Oregon arrested anti-racist protesters on the night of Saturday, September 27. Afp photo


Oregon. Police in Portland arrested anti-police brutality protesters who had gathered in the downtown area on Saturday night.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., agents shot down protesters and detained them while a crowd of hundreds yelled at them. Police told the protesters to back off and get off the streets while making the arrests.

The protesters chanted: “There are no good cops in a racist system!”

Several fired fireworks at the police. KOIN-TV posted a video in which the police warned that protesters throwing projectiles would be arrested.

At 10:00 p.m. the police left the scene. The protesters continued in the street.

Earlier on Saturday, a far-right march and counter-protests were said to have largely dispersed their serious violence, although authorities were investigating an attack on a person documenting the events and she was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face.

Separately, police said they issued a criminal summons after officers seized firearms, paint guns, bats and shields from a pickup truck that was initially detained for having its license plates camouflaged as it left a march.

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