Violence broke out in Portland, Oregon, as groups of demonstrators both supporting and opposing President Trump converged downtown Sunday amid escalating tensions.
Police said people hurled bricks and at least one gas bottle at officers in Chapman Square. Law enforcement fired back with “less-lethal chemical munitions,” according to police.
Officers arrested at least 14 people and confiscated various weapons, including what appeared to be a knife, brass knuckles and a homemade slingshot. They also had to dodge balloons filled with a foul-smelling liquid, Fox 12 reported.
In addition, officers detained a large crowd several blocks north of the pro-Trump rally. Several journalists at the scene said they were blocked in, along with demonstrators, and were told by officers that they were detained pending investigation for disorderly conduct. A Portland Tribune reporter tweeted that she was held but eventually released after police took photos of her ID.
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