Portland Police declared a riot Tuesday night after a group of approximately 100 people descended upon the Portland Police Association building and set multiple fires, according to police.
A group of people gathered at Kenton Park around 9:15 p.m. and began marching toward the Portland Police Association shortly after, police said. As the group marched toward the building they allegedly blocked traffic and some “began shooting fireworks into the air.”
Protesters have just arrived in front of the Portland Police Association Building. Police have given their first warning via LRAD. Fireworks explode overhead. #PortlandProtest #PDXProtest #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/i5ueZhI0UG
— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) April 14, 2021
A fire was then started in a garbage can nearby to the police building, according to cops. Police said they informed the crowd to stop “their criminal activity or be subject to arrest and force.”
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 14, 2021
An individual from the crowd then “used an unknown accelerant on the wooden framing around a door of the building, then lit it on fire.” (RELATED: Former DHS Secretary On Why Media Response To Capitol Insurrection Was Different Than Portland Riots)
Police declared a riot “due to the criminal activity and danger the fires were posing to the neighborhood.”
Alma Raven-Guido, 19, was arrested and charged with arson, according to police.
Portland Police declared a riot last night after a fire was set inside the Portland Police Association building. No reported injuries, and no one was inside at the time. One arrested for arson (pictured) #LiveOnK2 pic.twitter.com/HspfAOfrKI
— Dan McCarthy (@DanMcKATU) April 14, 2021
Wright was killed Sunday after an altercation during a traffic stop. Bodycam footage showed Wright resisting arrest and attempting to flee. Officer Kim Potter, who has since resigned, fired a single fatal shot at Wright.
Unrest throughout Minneapolis continued for a third night Tuesday, with protesters gathering outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. An unlawful assembly was declared hours before the 10:00 p.m., curfew and police used crowd-control munitions to disperse protesters.