Report: Protest damage cited by Portland cops skewed by mall

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland police said earlier this week that ongoing protests had cost businesses $23 million but The Oregonian/OregonLive found those figures are skewed by just one business — a mall already shut down by statewide coronavirus closures. The figure came from the Portland Business Alliance, which surveyed its members last month. Almost 90% in reported damages and lost business came from one respondent, which reported $18 million in lost sales. The newspaper says the Pioneer Place mall is the only place that could post those numbers it didn’t reopen until June 19, the day after the survey ended. 

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