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Day: January 1, 2021

Portland Ends 2020 With Violence as Rioters Destroy Businesses and Throw Firebombs at Police

Portland police officers evade a Molotov cocktail amid rioting in Portland, Oregon. (Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/Reuters) Authorities in Portland declared another riot near the federal courthouse shortly before the New Year after a large crowd of rioters clashed with police, smashed windows, and threw firebombs, according to police. The riot was declared at about 11 p.m. after a crowd of between 80 and 100 protesters gathered earlier in the night in the area of Southwest Avenue and Southwest Main Street, with some in the crowd engaging in violence, according to a Portland Police Bureau… Read more Portland Ends 2020 With Violence as Rioters Destroy Businesses and Throw Firebombs at Police