Rioters in Portland took to the streets once again on Sunday night, but instead of going after police officers, they targeted businesses and public statues of President Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt as part of a "Day of Rage."
According to videos posted to Twitter, rioters used ropes and chains to tear down the statues of Lincoln and Roosevelt, cheering as they fell.
Archive, crowd cheering after statue toppled -Portland pic.twitter.com/OPO14E7u4J— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 12, 2020
Now Lincoln. The second statue is toppled in downtown Portland pic.twitter.com/dizgPMkFgf— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) October 12, 2020
Other businesses and buildings in the area were also damaged before Portland Police Bureau officers were able to disperse the crowd.
Update: Damage to Portland Art Museum, flare thrown into building. Protesters now marching through streets. Riot declared. #PDXprotests #pdxriot #PortlandProtests #portlandriot #portland #protest #riot pic.twitter.com/DPHBt1ncrK— Independent Media PDX (@NDpendentPDX) October 12, 2020
The PPB declared the gathering a riot after receiving reports of property being damaged.
Portland Riot Police chase and disperse the remaining protesters/rioters near Saturday Market location through Waterfront Park. No arrests made in this face off. #PDXprotests #PortlandProtests #portlandriot #pdxriot #portland #protest #riot pic.twitter.com/sLG7JGoLQy— Independent Media PDX (@NDpendentPDX) October 12, 2020