La policía de Portland declara disturbios en el aniversario de la muerte de George Floyd mientras se producen incendios, ventanas rotas; arrestos reportados

Una multitud de aproximadamente 200 people – many dressed in black – gathered outside the city’s Multnomah County Justice Center. Algunos prendieron fuego a un contenedor de basura y marcaron el centro de justicia con graffiti, mientras otros gritaban, “Burn the building down,” la policía dijo.

Some in the crowd also arrojó frozen water bottles and eggs at officers, along with metal spikes in the road, Portland police said. At one point fireworks were set off, de acuerdo a un video posted on Twitter by Portland Mercury news editor Alex Zielinski.

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An unlawful assembly was declared around 9:25 pm. hora local. Police used a loudspeaker to demand those in the crowd refrain from engaging in criminal activity, including vandalism and arson.

Warnings have been given to the individuals that if they do so, they are subject to arrest and use of force. This is now an unlawful assembly,” policía dicho.

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Más tarde, police said the crowd marched to City Hall and broke windows. Alrededor 10 pm., a riot was declared, they added.

Marchers later smashed the windows of local businesses, including a Starbucks shop and a Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Oregonian informó.

Marchers in Portland on Tuesday lit a dumpster on fire.

Marchers in Portland on Tuesday lit a dumpster on fire. (Portland police)

Alrededor 11 pm., police said targeted arrests were made for some people whoengaged in criminal activity.”

Tuesday marked a year since Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police. One officer was convicted of murder in April in connection with the case and three other officers await trial.

The killing of Floyd set off a wave of protests throughout the U.S. el año pasado, with Portland experiencing more than 100 consecutive nights of riots and demonstrations.

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