Police in Portland, Oregon, said nine arrests were made after a riot was declared in the early hours of August 22 during ongoing demonstrations in the city.
In a statement, police said police cars were heavily damaged and officers injured after they were targeted “by thrown bottles, eggs, and green lasers toward their eyes.” Police said 150 to 200 protesters were present, with some carrying wooden shields, as seen in this footage, and “various crowd control munitions were used” to disperse the protesters after a riot was declared.
In this footage, an officer can be heard saying over a loudspeaker: “To those in the area North Precinct: this has been declared a riot. All persons much immediately leave the area by traveling to the south,” warning, “failure to adhere to this order may subject you to arrest.”
This footage was captured on and around Emerson Street by Brian Conley, who told Storyful it was filmed at 1.14 am, “just after Portland Police initially dispersed protesters from the precinct property.” He said there were approximately 150 people present. Credit: Brian Conley via Storyful