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Portland police declare civil disturbance, 10 arrested, after night of looting, protesters injuring officers

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Portland police declare civil disturbance, 10 arrested, after night of looting, protesters injuring officers

By Vandana Rambaran | Fox News

Portland police declared a "civil disturbance" after overnight protests turned violent and resulted in 10 arrests on Monday and at least one police officer injured after protesters threw objects at law enforcement officials.

After another day of largely peaceful protests in Oregon decrying police brutality, specifically against blacks and other minorities, and calling for sweeping reforms on police practices, pockets of violence broke out near the Justice Center.

Earlier on Monday, the outer fence around the Justice Center was removed by police "to show our willingness to have dialog and peaceful communication toward starting to heal our community," the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.

The area has been the epicenter of weeks-long turmoil following the death of George Floyd-- an unarmed black man in Minneapolis who died in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-civil-disturbance-arrests-looting-protests