Seattle, Portland, L.A. Erupt In Violence On Anniversary Of Breonna Taylor’s Death


Several major U.S. cities erupted in violence overnight on the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death in a Louisville, Kentucky, police raid, prompting dozens of detainments and arrests in places like Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles. The marches and arrests began on Friday. Around 100 individuals were detained and 13 were arrested when a demonstration in Portland turned into a riot and Portland police were forced to “kettle” protesters into a small area, filing them out, detaining, and searching them individually, according to the local media outlet KION. “More than a dozen people were arrested and roughly 100 in total were detained after a march ended in widespread vandalism and criminal activity, according to the Portland Police Bureau,” the outlet noted. “A group began marching around 9 p.m. Friday, blocking traffic from Jamison Park on 11th Avenue. Soon after, some in the crowd began breaking windows leading officers to create a perimeter around the group on NW Marshall Street between NW 13th Avenue and NW 14th Avenue.”

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