Portland Protesters Storm City Hall
PORTLAND – August 9, 2018
Demonstrators protesting against police brutality stormed City Hall in Portland, Oregon, local media reports.
It was the biggest disruption to a Portland City Council meeting in more than a year, but the Council did not address the substance of protesters' ire: violent crowd control techniques used by police during a large counter-demonstration downtown Saturday.
Some of those who say they were injured by officers dressed in military gear and wielding batons or non-lethal munitions were on scene Wednesday, trying to speak with city officials.
One demonstrator, who was masked and wearing a baseball helmet, smashed a security guard over the head repeatedly with a megaphone. The guard was seen afterward clutching a bag of ice, a bruise beginning to form on his cheek.
City Hall security chief Dorothy Elmore said she was also struck in the arm by a protester.
The new wave of protests against police brutality underway in the States was planned in connection with first anniversary of rallies St. Louis.