The Governor of Portland, Oregon, Kate Brown deploys National Guard troops as protesters engaged in what authorities said caused “widespread violence” in the city downtown.
The protesters vandalised most things including smashing windows. But, Brown said in a statement that “It’s important to trust the process, and the system that has ensured free and fair elections in this country through the decades, even in times of great crisis,” we are all in this together.
Just before 8:30pm local time on Wednesday (04:30 GMT Thursday), the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office declared a riot, and arrest at least nine people during the riot, according to the statement on Twitter.
Earlier in the day, thousands of people held a peaceful rally, featuring lectures and music, demanding a complete count of the votes and an end to police brutality.
Oregon state police push protestors to the edge of downtown pic.twitter.com/pAbFrwQUgt
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) November 5, 2020