Protesters gathered simply after 12:01 a.m. Saturday on the Portland Police Affiliation (PPA) constructing, which has been the positioning of quite a few demonstrations in latest weeks, a press release from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) stated.A number of dumpsters had been wheeled into the street and at the very least one was lit on hearth, the assertion stated. Demonstrators then put particles “in opposition to the entrance door of the constructing, appeared to spray accelerant on it, and lit it on hearth.”Protesters had been ordered to disperse in order that police might extinguish the hearth, PPB stated. As they approached, protesters threw objects, together with rocks, at officers, police stated. Some officers suffered “minor accidents.” Police used “crowd management munitions” however didn’t use tear gasoline, in accordance with the PPB assertion. A number of arrests had been made, police stated, and an arson investigator responded to the scene.In a single day demonstrations got here on what CNN affiliate KOIN reported was the 92nd consecutive night time of protests in Portland over race and police brutality sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. KOIN reported that protests Friday night time had been additionally meant to precise solidarity with demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the place a Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot seven instances by police earlier this week.