Original title: Portland police forced to retreat after being attacked by protestors
Overseas, January 21 (Xinhua) Portland, Oregon, said on the 20th that local protestors gathered to express their dissatisfaction after Biden took office and clashed with the police, forcing them to withdraw.
Several hours after Biden was sworn in, police have arrested several planned demonstrations in Portland, Fox News reported. Police said crowds gathered near the Democratic Party’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon, smashed the windows of several buildings and damaged their surfaces.
Around 2 pm on the 20th, as many as 150 people gathered in the revolution hall. Police bicycled into the crowd and asked the protestors to remove the metal poles attached to the banners, according to police officer Kevin Allen. Later, the protestors swarmed in, throwing objects at the police, and some even tried to snatch a police bicycle. In order to evacuate safely, the police used smoke canisters.
Despite police warning that they could not stay on the sidewalk without permission, the crowd moved westward, blocking the highway entrance and setting fire to nearby garbage cans. Police even found a knife on a demonstrator. A video showed the protestors holding banners with the words “we can’t be controlled” and “we want revenge!” on them.
(overseas / Li Fang / Shi Junlu)