Fourth Generation Warfare

Activists Set Portland Police Union Hall on Fire

By Justin Yau, Williamette Week

For the third consecutive night, Portland activists gathered Tuesday to protest racist policing in the aftermath of an officer in Minnesota fatally shooting a Black man named Daunte Wright. For the second night in a row, Portland police declared a riot after protesters damaged a building.

But this time, protesters provided the nation with a dramatic visual: the torching of a police union hall.

At around 9:30 pm, about 100 black-clad activists marched from Kenton Park to the Portland Police Association headquarters. Since last summer, the union’s building has been a regular target of police abolitionists, who seek to damage it in what they call “direct actions.”


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