Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say protesters in Portland, Oregon, stole from businesses and set one side of a police precinct on fire early Friday morning.

Police say they used CS gas, a type of tear gas, to disperse the crowd after the north side of the North Precinct was set ablaze around 2:15 a.m.

KOIN reports that protesters and officers physically clashed as police tried to move them from the area.

Authorities say several businesses were damaged and had items stolen.

Police said four people were arrested.

Oregon’s largest city has seen nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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