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Portland police declare riot, use tear gas, make 25 arrests after multiple fires set outside union building

Police say Monday was the 22nd night a riot has been declared since the protests began in late May.

PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland police declared a riot Monday night outside the Portland Police Association building after two fires were set outside the building.

Police say Monday was the 22nd night that a riot has been declared since the protests began in late May.

According to a press release from Portland police, people in the crowd threw rocks at officers and during one arrest, the crowd surrounded officers and "hit them with umbrellas and other objects."

Police say they used tear gas and other munitions and made 25 arrests overnight. Some of the people who were arrested had weapons, including batons, daggers and knives, according to police.

New York Times correspondent Mike Baker reported that some protesters appeared to have been injured during "aggressive arrests" by police.

The crowd of about 300 people started gathering Monday night for a demonstration at Arbor Lodge Park in North Portland. The group then marched to the police union building on North Lombard Street.

The group is calling for the abolition of the police force and prison system, according to social media posts. Monday night's march was for Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot multiple times by a police officer on Sunday and seriously injured in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

At around 10 p.m., Portland police declared a riot after two fires were set outside the building, one on the west side and another on the south side. Protesters also attempted to remove plywood boards from the building.

New York Times correspondent Mike Baker reported police used tear gas and arrested some in the crowd. Police dispersed the crowd but people quickly returned and gathered outside the police union building.

At around 11:30 p.m., some members of the crowd set two more fires on the north side of the building. Officers extinguished the fires.

By 1 a.m., most of the crowd had left the area.

Police say about 30 patrol officers were pulled from the precincts to help with the riot. More than 100 calls for service were holding in the city by the end of the night, including "a priority disturbance, a priority assault, a priority burglary to an occupied apartment, welfare checks, threats, and roadway hazards," police reported.

The following arrest information was released by police Tuesday morning:

  • Samuel Saxton, 26, of Newberg, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Jacob Soto, 41, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot 
  • Amanda Ruiz, 34, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot 
  • Rebecca Saunders, 27, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Kathryn Hanson, 53, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Sarah Shaw-Stahlke, 38, of Hillsboro, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Jazmine Scott, 25, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Jude Leonard, 18, of Hillsboro, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Bryan Kim, 32, unknown residence, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Daryl Stahlke, 41, of Hillsboro, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Lori Eberly, 46, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Joseph Hampton, 26, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Drew Price, 30, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Lauren Johnson, 26, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • John Abatie, 18, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Robert Stamp, 35, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest 
  • Philipp Hoffmann, 33, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest 
  • Hannah Fewster, 24, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Rosemary Lawrence, 30, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Aubrey Quinn-Ward, 23, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Ezekiel Rose, 24, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Escape in the Third Degree 
  • Roberto Echavarria, 31, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Paul Losch, 39, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Matthew Larimer, 26, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree 
  • Gregory Casebeer, 50, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest 

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Portland is now entering its 13th week of nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. 

On Sunday night, Portland police declared a demonstration at the North Precinct a riot after protesters threw fireworks, rocks, bottles, chunks of ceramic, large metal screws, paint balloons, marbles and signs torn from the ground. Twenty-three people were arrested.

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