More protests in Portland, mayor signs police reform pledge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully in Portland in one of the largest U.S. protests Tuesday before police say late in the evening a group of several hundred broke away and engaged with police, who used flash-bang grenades and tear gas on them. Protests have erupted across the globe over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police say they are looking into a news video showing a police vehicle striking a barricade, causing people to jump out of the way. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said via tweet Wednesday that he had signed a pledge promoted by former President Barack Obama to address police use of force policies.