One protestor caught on fire from Molotov cocktail thrown at police during Portland protests
One protestor caught on fire from a Molotov cocktail thrown into the police officers during the Portland protests that took place on Saturday.
The Portland police declared riot on the 100th day of the protests in in the city when the things got rougher at about 7 p.m. where hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Ventura Park. Then they took to the Northern police precinct where they were stopped by the police.
At that moment, the agitators started throwing fireworks, bottles with burning liquid and rocks at the police officers equipped with large shields. Police had to respond with crowd control munitions like tear gas and impact weapons.
Fire bombs were thrown at officers, injuring at least one community member. Police are trying to restore peace and order for the safety of this neighborhood. https://t.co/V3UOCR6Bc4— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) September 6, 2020
The incident happened when one of the Molotov cocktails landed in front of the officers. The fire ignited and one protestor was set in flames. He was attempting to put out the fire by rolling on the ground and running around the street. The firefighters and medics offered treatment to the man. He was later taken into the hospital by a private driver. He was listed in critical condition.
— Bridget Chavez (@BridgetChavezTV) September 5, 2020