Think Out Loud

Portland’s relationship with its police force is complicated

By Sage Van Wing (OPB)
Sept. 24, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Broadcast: Thursday, Sept. 24

On the 100th consecutive night of mass protests against systemic racism and police brutality in Portland, protesters gathered in East Portland and clashed with police for hours. Police, who arrested 59 people throughout the night, declared the gathering a riot after a demonstrator threw a Molotov cocktail at law enforcement.

On the 100th consecutive night of mass protests against systemic racism and police brutality in Portland, protesters gathered in East Portland and clashed with police for hours. Police, who arrested 59 people throughout the night, declared the gathering a riot after a demonstrator threw a Molotov cocktail at law enforcement.

Jonathan Levinson / OPB

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