Protesters who have camped for months to prevent a Black and Indigenous family from being forced to leave a home took the property back Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, after morning clashes with police, who said they were working to "re-secure" the foreclosed home. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland police and protestors clash in broad daylight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters outraged with the arrests of seven people at a home where a family was removed in September hurled rocks at officers, sprayed a fire extinguisher at them and damaged police vehicles on Tuesday.

The violence happened in broad daylight. Portland has been the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators, ever since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

But most happen at night, making the daytime protest a rare occurrence.

A group of activists for months have camped at the home dubbed “Red House on Mississippi” because it is on North Mississippi Avenue — to express their outrage against gentrification and the eviction of the Black and Indigenous family in September.


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