The words There was protester blood here are seen here in a crosswalk after Portland police injured a woman during an arrest early in the morning on September 5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Police declared a gathering that began in Ventura Park a riot just after 9 p.m. on Saturday night. Police later used tear gas in order to disperse the crowd.
Police said that people in the crowd were throwing Molotov cocktails and at least one community member was injured.
Witness video and our crews saw a man catching on fire from what appeared to a Molotov cocktail being thrown, but it is unclear whether that was the community member that Portland Police mentioned.
Fire bombs were thrown at officers, injuring at least one community member. Police are trying to restore peace and order for the safety of this neighborhood. https://t.co/V3UOCR6Bc4
- Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) September 6, 2020
The crowd of protesters gathered in Ventura Park at around 7 p.m. with plans to march down to the Portland Police east precinct.
Authorities announced at around 9 p.m. that people who were planning to march to the east precinct building were not staying to the sidewalks and that the march was unpermitted.
A few minutes later, police declared the gathering a riot, saying that people on SE Stark Street were engaging in "tumultuous and violent conduct."
Our crew at the scene saw fireworks being set off and several people being taken into custody at the scene.