Hundreds of protesters gathered in Portland on Monday night in opposition to the police killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
"A crowd of about 200 have gathered near the Kelly Penumbra building. Projectiles including bottles, rocks, and large fireworks have been thrown at police. Windows have been broken," Portland Police tweeted.
A crowd of about 200 have gathered near the Kelly Penumbra building. Projectiles including bottles, rocks and large fireworks have been thrown at police. Windows have been broken. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/Jsrl63LeCJ— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 13, 2021
Portland Police continued: "Multiple warnings have been provided to the crowd regarding force or munitions being used if the criminal behavior does not cease. Fires have been lit. Traffic is impacted in both directions on East Burnside Street near 47 Ave."
In response to the social unrest, Portland Police "declared an unlawful assembly due to the criminal acts occurring."
A video shows hundreds of black-clad demonstrators marched towards the Penumbra Kelly police precinct after Daunte Wright's vigil.
"Every city. Every town. Burn the precincts to the ground," protesters chanted.
"Every city. Every town. Burn the precincts to the ground." pic.twitter.com/QlK6EiHBC4— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) April 13, 2021
At the precinct, officers were bombarded with projectiles, including fireworks, bottles, and rocks.
At the precinct, officers come out towards the crowd. Some in the crowd throw fireworks. pic.twitter.com/ETFXi1fddp— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) April 13, 2021
It was absolute mayhem between rioters and police at the precinct.
Officers have come out in force to pursue the crowd pic.twitter.com/cpV2Xd9eOT— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) April 13, 2021
The black-clad demonstrators lit a dumpster on fire in front of the precinct.
Protesters have lit a dumpster on fire in front of the Penumbra Kelly building. Protesters are in the streets of Portland Oregon tonight after the murder of Daunte Wright#Minneapolis #DaunteWright #Portland #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForDaunteWright pic.twitter.com/2opGZtnEX9— Bethany Kerley (@BethanyKerleyOR) April 13, 2021
This also comes days after "100 black bloc demonstrators" attempted to burn down an ICE building in the metro area.
According to conservative journalist Andy Ngo, "BLM protests and riots have been announced for Brooklyn Center, Minn., Seattle, New York City, Portland, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Omaha, Kansas City, Washington D.C., Fort Lee, N.J., Hoover, Alab., Fort Wayne, Ind."