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Dozens arrested as violent Portland protests continue

Police arrested more than 50 people in Portland Saturday.

Posted: Sep 6, 2020 9:29 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police arrested more than 50 people in Portland Saturday after 100 days of continued protests, yet again, turned violent.

Hundreds of people gathered for rallies and marches against police violence and racial injustice Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, as often violent nightly demonstrations that have happened for 100 days showed no signs of ceasing.

Molotov cocktails were thrown in the street during a march, sparking a large fire and prompting police to declare a riot.

Protesters had gathered around sunset Saturday at a grassy park in the city.

Wooden shields were placed on the grass for protesters to use as protection.

Demonstrations in Portland started in late May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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