Portland Police Declares Riot After Vigil for Daunte Wright
PORTLAND (AP) -- Portland police say a demonstration protesting the police killing of a Black man in Minnesota turned into a riot Monday night, with some in the crowd throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers.
Police say at least 200 people gathered at the Penumbra Kelly Building around 8:30 p.m. Police say they issued verbal warnings to the crowd to disperse as they began throwing glass bottles and fireworks toward officers.
A riot was later declared and officers bull rushed protestors. It's unclear whether any arrests were made.
The evening began as a vigil for 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer during a traffic stop.