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In Portland, Oregon, protesters vandalized and attempted to break into a police union building Feb. 10.

Many of the on-duty city police officers were rerouted to the Portland Police Association building after protesters tried breaking the door down.

According to the Twitter account Portland Protest News, Black Lives Matter supporters organized the protests.

Another Twitter account tweeted, “Current noise disruption for PPB’s bargaining negotiation at Portland Police Association, the Portland police union building.” 

The tweet included an image of protestors holding up a sign saying, “BLM.”

The Portland police officers wanted the protesters to remain on the sidewalks and not trust pass on to the property or face arrests.

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“A protest has developed near North Lombard Street and North Campbell Avenue, where participants have tried to break down the door the Portland Police Association,” the Portland Police account tweeted. “We are monitoring the situation.”

“To those participating in the protest, this direction is being given over loudspeaker: stay on the sidewalk, do not try to break into the building or violate any other laws,” the Twitter account continued. “If you do you’re subject to arrest and/or use of force including less lethal weapons.”

Portland, Oregon, had more than 70 protests last year following the death of George Floyd.

Since then, the number of protests has slowed down but has not stopped.

Later in the evening, around 7:20 PM, protestors dispersed from the scene.

No protesters were able to access the police building and no arrests were made.

Written ByLauren Akabori

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