At least one person died as a result of the riots in the US Portland (Oregon). About this on Sunday, August 30, writes Associated Press with reference to local law enforcement agencies.
“Portland police heard the sound of gunfire <...>. They reacted and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Upon arrival, the medics determined that the wounded man had died, ”the Portland Police Department said.
Earlier on the same day, it was reported that at least 19 people were detained during protests that erupted in the city. The protesters approached the Portland Police Association, blocked the entrance to the building and set it on fire, and began throwing stones and other improvised items at the police. Several police officers were injured.
Protests continue in many American cities after the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the end of May, the police received a complaint against him, during the arrest one of them squeezed Floyd’s neck. The man later died in intensive care. The police officers involved in the incident were fired, one of them was accused of negligent murder. On June 3, Minnesota’s attorney general indicted three other police officers in the Floyd case.
A new wave of unrest erupted after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot several times in the back of African-American Jacob Blake. The victim was hospitalized in serious condition.
The most large-scale actions are observed precisely in Portland; employees of federal law enforcement agencies were sent to the city.