Oregon protesters set fire to police precinct, tear gas used

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor and police chief of Portland, Oregon, are sharply criticizing protesters who set fire to a police precinct Friday, saying the violent actions were preventing the city from moving forward with meaningful reforms. The Portland Police Bureau used tear gas to disperse the crowd around 2:15 a.m. after part of the North Precinct was set ablaze with people inside. Earlier, a smaller group rallied at City Hall with the family of Patrick Kimmons, a 26-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by Portland police in 2018. Portland has seen nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.