Floyd protesters set fires in Portland, police declare riot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters broke into the police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, Friday night and authorities said they lit a fire inside as a rally against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent. Portland police said at least one shooting was tied to the protest, although details weren’t immediately released. A fire built from cardboard boxes and other items burned in the middle of a street downtown and video appeared to show people breaking into Pioneer Place mall and taking bags from a Louis Vuitton store. Police say they deployed gas after people threw projectiles at them. Via Twitter, the police before midnight labeled the event a riot, saying if people did not disperse force would be used. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Twitter pleaded for peace.