Police union HQ targeted at Portland protest, 25 arrested

Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say protesters in Portland, Oregon, repeatedly set fire to a police union headquarters building and were repelled by officers spraying tear gas.

Twenty-five people were arrested amid the clashes that lasted into Tuesday morning.

Police say that the people in a group of about 300 people hurled rocks and bottles at officers and set three fires to the sides of the building and one to an awning.

Portland has been gripped by nightly protests since the police killing of George Floyd.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump renewed calls to have Gov. Kate Brown and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler call in the state’s National Guard.


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