Report from Portland: 'Neighbors of East Precinct tire of violence and tear gas.' Wasn't this supposed to stop when Trump's storm troopers left town?
Neighbors fed up with second night of violence outside PPB East Precinct
Night 70 of #PortlandProtests : Protesters clashed with officers once again and multiple arrests were made as an unlawful assembly was declared at the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct on Thursday night.
At least one person breached the East Precinct fence line shortly before East Precinct officers noticed smoke in the building lobby.
Earlier today, at least 1 person breached a fence line @ the East Precinct. Moments later, a device exploded leaving an ~8” hole in the side of the precinct. This was one of several dangerous incidents that led SPD to declare today’s incident a riot. Arson/Bomb dets investigating
The protesters broke out several windows of the East Precinct, then threw a device into the lobby that ignited a small fire.
Officers investigating a possible explosive damage to walls of the East Precinct. Also reportedly some sort of explosives being thrown or fired at officers.
Due to ongoing violence and public safety issues in the East Precinct/Cal Anderson Park area. Mayor Jenny Durkan has issued an executive order to vacate the area. Seattle police will be in the area this morning enforcing the Mayor’s order.
At about 7:30 p.m. demonstrators outside the East Precinct began moving barricades at 11th and Pine despite multiple requests from police to stop. Individuals began throwing rocks/bottles/and explosives at officers. Several officers injured due to improvised explosives.
Protestors in Seattle have taken over six blocks near the police department’s East Precinct. They’re calling it “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” where people can gather to demonstrate without police. “This is an exercise in trust and de-escalation,” the police chief told @KUOW .
Do you think the city should move now to retake its East Precinct police building?