Portland’s New Year’s Eve riots cost city tens of thousands dollars in damage, 市长说

Portland's New Year's Eve riots cost city tens of thousands dollars in damage, 市长说

Rioters who descended upon 波特兰 for two consecutive days last week caused tens of thousands of dollars in 损伤 to a city already weighed down by a summer of destructive, at-times violent protests, 官员说.

俄勒冈州 city is reeling from the riots reported on Thursday and Friday that 官员 said targeted businesses, government buildings and even nonprofits. They did not elaborate on the total cost of the damage.

Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office said Monday there was no new information to provide regarding the spurt of unrest, but that Wheeler’s previous statements still stand as true.

During a press conference on Friday, he described the rioters as being mostly White men.

Why would a group of largely White, young and some middle-age men destroy the livelihood of others who are struggling to get by?” Wheeler asked, describing their actions as theheight of selfishness.

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Wheeler has said the destruction caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to buildings. 波特兰警察局 (PPB) 说星期五 the damaged businesses and properties include:

  • Portland Wine Company
  • Pandora Jewelers
  • Ben Bridge Jewelers
  • Chase Bank
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • Portland City Hall
  • PPB office
  • TriMet transportation company
  • PacWest Center skyscraper
  • Starbucks coffee shop
  • First Republic Bank
  • Fogo De Chao restaurant
  • Portland Parks and Recreation facility
  • The University Club
  • Old Courthouse, 等等.

Lawlessness and anarchy come at great expense and great risk to the future of our community,” Wheeler said during the press conference. “It’s time to push back harder against those who are set on destroying our community, and take more risks fighting lawlessness.

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He promised topush back harderand said he planned to meet with law enforcement in response to what he calledanarchist violencein the city.

During the destruction, rioters threw Molotov cocktails andlarge, commercial grade aerial fireworksat buildings, including government property, 警察说.

Officers were attacked with large rocks, full size bricks, and frozen water bottles,” 的 PPB said about the second nights of riots. “During the riot, participants started multiple fires. 合而为一, a garbage can was lit ablaze and melted to the pavement. A crosswalk signal was torched, as was various debris piled in the road.

Police have so far announced the arrests of three people, including a 15-year-old boy, but are still investigating and are seeking tips from anyone who believes they might have seen something suspicious.

Fox News’s Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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