Protesters and police clashed in Portland, Ore., on Saturday night following the 100th consecutive day of demonstrations in the city.
Police said that protesters threw firebombs, Reuters reported.
“Arrests have been made, yes,” police told Reuters in an emailed statement. Officials did not identify how many arrests were made.
In a tweet, authorities said a “community member” had been injured by the projectiles.
Police are making repeated announcements. This remains a riot. Members of the group have thrown Molotov cocktails injuring at least one community member. Failure to disperse may result in arrest citation crowd control agents including tear gas and/or impact weapons.— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) September 6, 2020
Although protests against racism and police brutality have occurred in all 50 states since the death of George Floyd in May, Portland’s have been some of the highest-profile demonstrations.
Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) and President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE have engaged in a war of words over the federal response to demonstrations and riots. In a letter last month, Wheeler wrote that the deployment of federal officers to the city had exacerbated the situation. “Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city,” he wrote. “Stay away, please.”
Weeks ago, a convoy of armed pro-Trump counter-demonstrators entered the city and one, Aaron “Jay” Danielson, was fatally shot in clashes with protesters. U.S. marshals announced last week that a suspect in Danielson's death, Michael Forest Reinoehl, was killed.
In a separate incident on Saturday night, police said 27 people were arrested after an unlawful assembly was declared while demonstrators marched toward the Portland Police Association building.