Protests erupted in New York on Tuesday as Portland saw numerous demonstrations in response to a police shooting in Philadelphia that killed a black man.
Dozens of protesters were arrested Tuesday night in Brooklyn after hundreds took to the streets. There are reports of property damage in the city center.
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“Due to the protest activity in downtown Brooklyn, expect car traffic and a large presence of emergency personnel in the area. Consider alternative routes and allow extra travel time,” the NYPD wrote on Twitter.
Authorities said police vehicles were damaged during the riots. Trash cans, including an American flag, were also set on fire, according to videos posted on social media.
“Burn the land, every city, every city!” The group shouted.
Protesters were met by police in riot gear around 10pm near Boerum Place, a Brooklyn train station, it said.
Several police officers were injured when a car tried to pass through a group of cops, a police spokesman told NBC New York. The video shows the police trying to stop the sedan. At least one officer tried to break the vehicle’s windows with a truncheon.
After being ordered to stop, the car went through a number of bicycle cops, it said.
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About 30 protesters were arrested during the night, according to the station.
Three separate demonstrations took place in Portland, Oregon, including more than 100 protesters gathered in downtown for a Wallace vigil.
The group lined the stairs of the Justice Center on Tuesday night and held a minute of silence around 7:30 pm before singing, reports The Oregonian. During the vigil, a speaker told the crowd, “Say his name!” The crowd replied, “Walter Wallace!”
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Another crowd gathered at Arbor Lodge Park at 10pm before heading to Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan’s home.
The group, which is marching in solidarity with the Black Lives movement, has called on Ryan to further compensate the Portland Police Office (PPB), the Portland KGW reported.
“Dan Ryan, don’t be a villain.” Define PPB with 18 million, “the protesters allegedly shouted outside his residence, according to a video on social media.
A third group gathered at King School Park in Northeast Portland before marching down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around 10 p.m., the station said. Police warned them to “watch out for those living in this community.”
“Do not engage in criminal behavior to include obstruction of car traffic and vandalism of private property. Please encourage those who engage in criminal behavior to stop,” police wrote on Twitter.
Protests in Portland, which often turn violent, have been a regular occurrence in the city since George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.
The demonstrations in New York and Portland came amid two consecutive nights of unrest in Philadelphia, with more than 1,000 looters reportedly targeting the city’s businesses on Tuesday.
Officials said Wallace – killed Monday – was armed with a knife and charged with two police officers, prompting them to open fire.
A video of the incident, posted on social media by a bystander, appears to show police pointing their weapons at Wallace as they ordered him to drop his weapon.
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Rodney Everett, Wallace’s uncle, said police could have used other tactics to de-escalate the situation.
Luis Cassiano of Fox News contributed to this report