Portland absorbed another night of violent protests Sunday that resulted in the toppling of two statues in the city and reports of numerous buildings with their windows smashed in, including the Oregon Historical Society.
According to The Oregonian, a group of nearly 200 protesters marched through parts of the town on Sunday night — some carrying weapons, shields and red paint — and toppled both statues before breaking multiple windows at the Oregon Historical Society.
Andy Ngo, a journalist who has been documenting the unrest in the city, posted images of the destruction on Twitter.
The Oregonian reported that protesters managed to bring down statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
The police department took to Twitter to announce that those “trying to pull down a statue with a chain” or taking part in vandalism are “subject to arrest.” They later declared a riot.
The demonstration, which came a day before Columbus Day, follows months of protests in the city, some of which have turned violent.
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