As a result of the not guilty convictions in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, violent protests erupt in Portland, with demonstrators clashing with cops.

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As a result of the not guilty convictions in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, violent protests erupt in Portland, with demonstrators clashing with cops.

After Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted, rioting protestors smashed windows and flung objects at cops in Portland.

The protests erupted in the Oregon city after it was revealed that 18-year-old Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two men amid racial turmoil in Wisconsin last year, had been cleared by a court.

The riot was proclaimed when around 200 people began shattering windows, throwing objects at police, and threatening to burn down a courtroom, according to KOIN TV.

According to KOIN, Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell stated shortly after the verdict that officers were planning for Friday night and the weekend.

About 200 protestors had assembled in downtown Portland by 8.50 p.m., blocking streets.

By 9 p.m., city facility windows and doors had been shattered. Objects were hurled at cops in the area, according to police. KOIN broadcasted the story.

“A throng has collected between SE 2nd Avenue and SE Madison Street, and participants have began shattering windows and damaging doors of city facilities in the neighborhood,” according to the police. Objects are being thrown at police personnel in the neighborhood.” After the police killing of George Floyd last year in Minneapolis, Portland saw prolonged, often violent protests. Some protesters claimed the police were too harsh in their response.

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered around the country to protest Rittenhouse’s acquittal.

As similar protests happened across the country, hundreds gathered outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to show their outrage at the ruling.

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