PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Protesters in Portland joined crowds across the nation on Friday night in marches in response to George Floyd’s death.

Many marches, including Portland’s, boiled over into vandalism, looting, and fires. In Portland, more than a dozen people were jailed, according to law enforcement. Portland police Saturday morning confirmed two officers and one criminalist sustained minor injuries.

MORE: 13 people arrested for rioting and looting in downtown Portland, police say

More than 30 cities saw protests, including in Minneapolis, where hours earlier the officer seen on video with his knee on Floyd's neck was arrested. At a protest in Detroit, one person was shot dead.

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Portland police said there was one shooting in connection with the protest locally with two victims. The first occurred downtown, according to police, and the second near Farragut Park.

"The third incident location is being determined but believed to be related to the demonstration," police said.

Mayor Wheeler in response to the protests declared a state of emergency early Saturday morning and set a nighttime curfew in place.

Effective immediately, a curfew went into place for all public places within the city limits until Saturday, May 30 at 6:00 a.m. The curfew goes back into effect at 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, May 31.

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The Mayor’s order exempts first responders, members of the news media, people seeking medical care, feeling dangerous circumstances, going to and from work or are homeless.

All travel within the city of Portland is currently prohibited during, including by public transit, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile or walking.

The protest in Portland began peacefully Friday evening as a vigil at Peninsula Park. Hundreds attended the vigil, with many carrying signs calling out white supremacy and police brutality. People also held up fists as a show of solidarity and shouted, "black power" and "love not hate".

The vigil included several speakers who encouraged the crowd to stand up for injustices that people of color face in America.

Protesters later moved out from the vigil towards the Justice Center in downtown Portland, marching five miles to the building. Some people later broke into the ground level building and started a fire inside, throwing flares and other devices inside.

Police said correction staff members were inside the building when protesters started vandalizing it around 11 p.m. The staff members were evacuated to a secure area within the Justice Center.

MORE: Rioters smash windows, light fire inside Justice Center in downtown Portland

The building’s fire system activated to douse the fire, but caused extensive damage inside, according to authorities. Portland police responded with some protesters throwing projectiles at them.

Later, groups of protesters started fires in the streets, with some setting fire to an American flag.

Protesters also caused significant damage to other nearby businesses, including the Chase Bank at Pioneer Courthouse Square, where every single window had been smashed to pieces, littering the ground around it with shards of glass.

Protesters also tried to set fire to the bank. Firefighters responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire.

On Saturday morning, FOX 12 crews found a Lime electric scooter still lodged in a glass window at the bank.

Crews also witnessed protesters looting a nearby Foot Traffic store. Earlier, crews watched as looters smashed their way into a jewelry store.

MORE: Portland businesses deal with aftermath of violent overnight protests

At one point, looting and vandalism was so widespread that Portland police couldn’t do much about it. FOX 12 cameras were rolling as rioters smashed the windows of a CVS pharmacy at 4th and Alder, with dozens of people storming into the store to grab what they could and burn what they couldn’t take with them in a pile in the middle of the street.

“I’m disgusted by the people who are engaged in these activities, I can’t even sugar-coat it,” Wheeler said. “It has nothing to do with the demonstrations that were going on earlier today. What we’re seeing tonight is something completely different, it is not the beloved community that so many people described this morning. It is not the heartfelt messages that were shared, the beautiful tributes that were offered to George Floyd … what we’re seeing tonight is something completely different and it requires a completely different response.”

Multnomah County Sheriff Michael Reese said he was “incredibly disappointed in Friday night’s actions that put staff, adults in custody, and the public in extreme risk”.

The East County Major Crimes Team has responded to investigate the damage and to identify the people responsible for the destruction during the protest.

Law enforcement agents on Saturday morning were on scene to keep watch over the damage at the building. The said they would remain on scene indefinitely.

The 13 people arrested in connection with the riots that happened overnight include:

  • William L. Isham, 32, was cited for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct II
  • Noah Wendrow,20, for Riot
  • Alexis Parra-Castillo,25, for Riot
  • Latrae Robinson, 28, for Riot, Theft I, Burglary II
  • David McDougald,30, for Warrants for DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment
  • Jason Arbaza for Riot, Theft I, Interfering with Police Officer
  • Dayla Hester, 19, for Burglary II, Theft I, Riot
  • Jamal Hampton, 23, for Burglary II, Theft I, Riot
  • Travis Hessel, 27, for Burglary II, Theft I, Riot
  • Jason Mitchell, 40, for Burglary II, Theft I, Riot
  • Michelle Strong,30, for Burglary I, Theft I, Trespass II
  • Willie Anderson Brown, 29, for Riot, Burglary II, Theft I, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Trespass II, Disorderly Conduct II, and a Warrant.
  • Joshua Feala for Riot, Burglary II, Theft I, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with Police Officer

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(25) comments

my2cents

STOP calling these criminals protesters!! Call them what they are, which is criminals. The terminology from FOX, and all other news outlets, needs to be accurate so separate the designations of protesters from criminals. Otherwise this is lazy journalism, as well as inaccurate journalism. [angry]

WebFootSTi

Feckless mayor pookie is so far out of his league he does not have clue as what to do. At least inslee called out the National Guard.

WebFootSTi

Well, Well, well. pookie finally didn't hamstring the police and let them do their jobs keeping damage to a minumum. He does not have very good record though. Remember 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 where we had the worst riot in Portland's history Friday night and Saturday morning. We have yet to find out what the cost will be. It may close some small businesses permanently with the loss of jobs and taxes in Portland.

Sun Tzu

'Night of chaos, destruction in Portland as protesters set fire at Justice Center in response to George Floyd’s death' No they were not protesting, they were rioting and looting and setting public and private property on fire. They are nothing more than a bunch of lowlife dickweed scumbags.

Pdxrep

What a sad city. Lord forgive these cruel people. My my. How low can people get. If your reading this comment and you were one of those who were there I hope you feel convicted and repent!

Moved on

I grew up the Ne Portland and dad mom did the right thing,

moved us kids away from the city's riffraff 54 years ago.

what went on in town was nothing more the the far left anarchist failed attempt to make there point.

should be ashamed of your self's

thanks

Jefferson

Cretins in the street and sissies in charge. Part of the evolutionary pendulum.

PDX2MtHood

So this poor boy Floyd....had been sentenced to five years in prison in 2009 for aggravated assault stemming from a robbery where Floyd entered a woman’s home, pointed a gun at her stomach and searched the home for drugs and money, according to court records......

This Criminal has a long list of violent offences since 1997, such as....

- Aggravated assault

- Aggravated Robbery

- Multible Thefts

- Multible Trespass

- etc etc

Frederick Fukov

Please..don't bother us with the facts.

PDX2MtHood

The left loves chaos and destruction.

Beyondthewhy

Think this is bad now, just wait as the illegal lockdown and house arrest orders continue to take their toll on Oregon and the rest of the country. Time to vote out Queen Kate & King Ted Wheeler!

steveO

Hats off to the Portland Mayor and even the Governor for even allowing any protest to take place and act accordingly if one was to take place. No matter the reason, this type of behavior is unacceptable and should have action from the National Guard if the Portland Police can't handle it.

lanquan

The title of Mayor and Governor are honorary is their case. Only clowns let this occur BUT Portland voters (and Oregon) vote clowns in continually. We get what everyone wants

lanquan

Show mugshots too please

Milburnky

your headline shows your bias. These are not the actions of a people protesting someones death. These are people that lawless, selfish and are they themselves hurting the livelihoods of innocent people. There is no real journalism anymore.

lanquan

You are spot on! The media deems what we will see and heard. Give the masses just enough but N EVER balanced reporting!! Remember, this is Portland

Charlatan

Not in response to his "death." His MURDER.

Dwinch

No business owner in their right mind will open shop in Portland. This city is a lost cause.

Pdxrep

For real. Going as far from city of Portland and I can.

Sun Tzu

What the h e l l are wrong with these people?

Frederick Fukov

They were taught this by their liberal teachers, that instead of teaching actual life skills, they push their liberal agendas on our kids, and this is what happens. Then, after 25-30 years of working 9 months every year, they retire in comfort on our dime.

lanquan

You notice how many white people are involved? That's Mayor Wheeler's best friends, Antifa! He has never been willing to deal with them and this is no different. Between Antifa and Anarchists bend on destruction. Pretending to be concerned about blacks they go about their ultimate goal of senseless destruction. Thank you Mayor for your heretofore complete inaction with these clowns!

GeraniumLover

The feckless Mayor Wheeler says, "this is not us". That's some heavy denial. It happened right there in downtownt Portland. How can he say it's not who/what Portland has become?. It's a direct result of his policiy of looking away and having PPD stand down. His spineless denial of accountability is nauseating.

Merlin

Politically motivated.

Beyondthewhy

Better get used to these stories, as the illegal lockdown and house arrest orders drive more and more people into poverty and despair, this is only going to get worse.

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