Portland, Oregon – It was the perfect start to the first day of the third annual “Portland Rebellion”.
As the sun rose, tens of thousands of rioters in the city’s downtown, on the streets of Portland and across the state of Oregon, marched towards a downtown police station.
At 8am, police had cornered the crowd in downtown Portland and had ordered them to disperse.
But as the crowds grew and the rioters began to disperse, they began a brutal attack on the police.
A young man in a hoodie and jeans ran up to a rioter and pulled out a large butcher knife, which the rioter then stabbed him in the neck.
The young man then took off running through the crowd towards the police station, where police surrounded him.
They then surrounded the rioting rioters, using a riot van, a police van and a large armoured vehicle.
It was at this point that the riot was declared an “armed takeover”.
By 8.30am, it was clear the situation was dire.
Hundreds of riot police had converged on the riot zone, and a number of police vehicles were in the middle of the streets.
Police in riot gear had begun using batons and shields to smash windows and tear up businesses, while tear gas was being deployed.
A number of protesters were arrested, and police began to remove protesters from the area.
The riot started at around 9am, when the Portland Oregonian newspaper published an article about the police tactics being used by the riot police.
“I’ve been a riot cop since the age of 17, and have witnessed the brutality and injustice of the Portland Police Department’s use of force against our people,” wrote the newspaper’s editor, Jeff Lindsay, who added that “Portland is now in a state of siege”.
The rioting started at 9am on Wednesday when the newspaper published its article.
At that time, it said that the police had used a riot vehicle and a riot-dispersal van to block off parts of downtown Portland.
As a result, the riot had become a mass riot.
As the crowd of people continued to assemble in the streets, the Portland Portland Police Bureau (PPB) tried to clear the area, but the crowds continued to gather and attack police.
Some people, including a young man wearing a mask, broke windows to break open doors.
Some protesters began smashing windows of police cars and vans, while others set them on fire.
It came to a point where the police were unable to contain the crowd.
At some point, the crowd had turned violent, attacking police with sticks, bottles and bricks.
A rioter stabbed a young woman in the arm and a young boy in the leg with a large knife, before being shot by police.
One young man, who was wearing a black hoodie, fled the area with his hands raised.
It took about five minutes for the crowd to disperse after police fired a volley of tear gas at rioters.
Several hundred people were arrested and taken to hospitals for medical treatment.
Some rioters were injured during the riot.
The violence continued for several hours after the riot, with the police trying to regain control.
By 11.30pm, police were able to take control of the crowd and allow rioters to leave the area and return to their homes.
At 11.45pm, some rioters set fire to the building of a police station in downtown Vancouver, Washington.
The building was completely destroyed, but no one was injured.
Rioters also attacked police officers in a downtown Vancouver mall.
Riot police used tear gas and batons on people who were protesting against the riots in Vancouver, which saw rioters vandalise police vehicles and buildings.
Rioting broke out again in Portland, which was also a major riot city in the US.
Riot-dispute police were also used to quell the unrest, as police attempted to clear some areas in downtown and Portland, where some protests were occurring.
Riot dispersal efforts were also called off, as rioters attacked police and property.
At 12.00am, the PBF declared a curfew for the city of Portland.
A curfew was declared by the PBEB, which is the body tasked with controlling the riot zones.
Riot Police, including riot officers, began to use tear gas, batons, rubber bullets and other weapons against protesters in downtown.
Police then started using rubber bullets on people, while also using rubber pellets to disperse the crowds.
The PBEF stated that rubber bullets were used to disperse protesters and that they were used against the protesters who had been attacking police.
Riot members used rubber bullets against protesters who were attacking police officers and property, as well as against rioters who were breaking windows.
At around 1.30 am, rioters broke windows of a number or businesses, as the Portland Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office was using tear gas against riot-related protesters.
At 1.55 am, the US National Guard was deployed to protect the police, as Oregon