Portland Protesters Light Dumpster Fire on Anniversary of George Floyd's Death

Protesters gathered in Portland, Oregon, set a dumpster on fire on the night of May 25, the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

Footage uploaded by Twitter user Grace Morgan shows police in riot gear approaching protesters outside the Justice Center in the city’s downtown area, as the large fire burns behind them.

Portland Police declared the demonstration a riot and ordered attendees to disperse.

Floyd was killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020, setting off a wave of racial justice protests nationwide. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, in April 2021 and was due to be sentenced in June. Credit: Grace Morgan via Storyful