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05 Nov 2020 | 09:57 AM UTC

US: Police declare riots in downtown Portland, Oregon on November 4

United States of America News Alert

Police declare riots in downtown Portland, Oregon on November 4; further unrest likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/7/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Portland

Event

Police declared riots in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, November 4, after large-scale unrest broke out amid the controversy of vote counting in the US Presidential election. Governor Kate Brown activated the National Guard following widespread violence with a dozen arrests being reported. Multiple weapons and incendiary devices were confiscated throughout the evening. Minor injuries were reported among the crowd during the unrest.  

Further demonstrations are to be expected across the country in the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are possible in the vicinity of all demonstrations.

Advice

Those in Portland are advised to monitor the situation, avoid active demonstrations, and heed any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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