Fires Set at Portland Police Union Building

Published August 30, 2020

Fires Set at Portland Police Union Building

Fires were set outside a Portland police union building early Saturday morning, as demonstrations in the city stretched into their third month.

Protesters gathered just after 12:00 a.m. Saturday at the Portland Police Association (PPA) building, which has been the site of numerous demonstrations in recent weeks.

Multiple dumpsters were wheeled into the road and at least one was lit on fire. Demonstrators then put debris against the front door of the building, sprayed accelerant on it, and lit it on fire.

Protesters threw objects, including rocks, at officers who received minor injuries.

Protests Friday night were also meant to express solidarity with demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times by police earlier this week.