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Protest group raises more than $50K to repair damage

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Some of the damage caused during Thursday night's march through Portland. Some of the damage caused during Thursday night's march through Portland.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

An effort to raise money for businesses and property owners who were the victims of vandalism during a protest-turned-riot last week has surpassed the $50,000 mark.

As of Monday morning, a GoFundMe account created by leaders of the group Portland's Resistance showed a balance of more than $52,000.

The protest group launched the crowdfunding effort after its peaceful demonstration over the presidential election Thursday night turned violent.

Police said anarchists within the crowd shattered windows of cars and buildings as they marched through downtown, northeast Portland and the Pearl District.

Protest leaders condemned the destruction and police said many of the people participating in Thursday night's march tried to stop the violence, but the anarchists refused.

Police detained 26 people in connection with the riot. Of those, 25 were arrested and 19 were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Six people were cited and released. 

Police were still seeking several suspects in connection with property damage.

To learn more about the crowdfunding effort, click here.

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