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Police: More than 500 arrests since May at Portland protests

Portland police declare riot
Posted at 10:24 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 22:06:51-04

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said they have declared a riot 17 times and arrested a total of more than 500 people during nightly demonstrations throughout the city that began in late May following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Data released Thursday by the Portland Police Bureau showed fires were set by protesters on 41 of the 83 nights of protest, acts of vandalism were committed on 49 nights, and projectiles were thrown during at least 58 nights. Since the protests began on May 29, police have only recorded seven nights that were free of vandalism, fireworks or intentionally set fires.