A riot was declared as a group of about 200 protesters in downtown Portland began breaking windows, throwing objects at police and talked about burning down the Justice Center Friday night.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared the riot when the gate to the Justice Center detention area was damaged, although Portland police initially tweeted there was a riot. The sheriff’s office used PPB’s loudspeaker to make the declaration.
Around 8:50 p.m. there were about 200 protesters in downtown Portland. They were blocking SW 2nd and Main and chanting anti-police slogans. Police were keeping an eye on them. Cars were able to slowly get through.
However, around 9 p.m.., windows were broken and doors of city facilities were damaged, including the city print shop on SW Madison between 2nd and 1st Avenues. PPB’s Central Precinct was tagged with graffiti.