Protesters Torch US Flag during Portland Demonstrations (+Video)
- September, 21, 2020 - 12:33
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Several hundred people staged massive protests and torched American flags as well as police blue flags in Portland, Oregon.
Protesters were filmed burning an American flag as well as a blue a pro-police ‘thin blue line’ flag as they shouted “blue lives splatter.”
Around 200 demonstrators marched through the city on Sunday, with some individuals smashing windows and applying graffiti on buildings. A bank, a restaurant and a Starbucks coffee shop were among the businesses targeted, the Portland Police said in a statement. No arrests were made, but the acts of vandalism are under investigation.
Portland’s chaotic streets had quietened down due to poor air quality resulting from nearby forest fires, but protests resumed earlier this week. On Friday, 11 people were arrested after demonstrators targeted an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in the city.