PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared a riot in downtown Portland on Friday night after a gate to the Multnomah County Jail was damaged.
The Portland Police Bureau said just after 6 p.m. A driver called and said one of the group smashed one of his windows.
The group then focused its attention on a garage door leading to the jail. The sheriff’s office then declared riots. Deputies said about 10 to 20 rioters began moving down the ramp toward the prison entrance and the building’s critical infrastructure. People also placed large tree branches to prevent the gate from closing.
Deputies met rebels on the ramp to prevent access and instructed them to go out. The audience started launching urine, alcoholic beverages, water bottles and batteries. Protesters stood at the garage exit, repeatedly preventing the gate from closing by pressing it. Deputies moved towards them to make room for the gate to close properly. They were eventually able to secure the gate.
A PPB vehicle with a loudspeaker warned the crowd and instructed the rioters to leave.
Rebels smashed windows in the city’s printing house on SW Madison St. between SW Second Ave. and SW First Ave. The rear window of a police car was shattered. Additional vandalism was carried out at the Justice Center.
Police made an arrest for an arrest warrant and issued a criminal case. The officers also stopped vehicles associated with the group. Five citations and 17 warnings were issued. MCSO made no arrests. Investigation of other crimes is underway.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who killed two people and shot another during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was acquitted on Friday of first-degree premeditated murder and four other charges of crimes.
The sheriff’s office asks anyone with photos or videos they would like to share to send them an email to IAU@mcso.us. PPB said if anyone has more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference case number 21-324259.
The collection comes after a not guilty verdict was announced in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot and killed two people and injured another in a Wisconsin protest.
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