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Authorities declare protest in Portland, Oregon a riot Sunday night

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Posted at 4:57 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 07:57:32-04

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Portland, Oregon, again declared a riot Sunday night after protesters marched to union building, blocked the road and set dumpster fires.

Police forced a couple hundred people away from the building shortly after they had arrived from a nearby park.

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, protests have occurred nightly in the city for more than 70 days.

A fire inside the union building Saturday night led authorities to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices.

Many in the city had hoped for calm after federal agents sent by the Trump administration began to withdraw more than a week ago.