Day: October 9, 2020

Clashes between police and civilians continue in Portland as the city enters its 5th month of anti-racism protests

Federal officers block a downtown street on September 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Protests against police brutality and racial injustice resumed this weekend after activists called for a pause in response to hazardous air quality from nearby wildfire smoke. <span class="copyright">Nathan Howard/Getty Images</span>
Federal officers block a downtown street on September 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Protests against police brutality and racial injustice resumed this weekend after activists called for a pause in response to hazardous air quality from nearby wildfire smoke. Nathan Howard/Getty Images
  • Portland remains a hotbed for racial unrest in the US amid ongoing demonstrations there. 

  • At least two clashes between police and civilians over the weekend made headlines.

  • On Friday, a police officer was caught on video riding his motorcycle in to a protester who blocked his path.

  • On Sunday, a man was arrested after an officer said he broke his cruiser window and sprayed him with pepper spray.

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Portland, Oregon, continues to be a hotspot for unrest and clashes between police and anti-racism protesters. 

On Friday evening, a police officer drove a motorcycle into a protester who was blocking his path

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