The Police in Portland, Oregon, U.S., have classified the anti-Trump protests in the area as a “Class C felony” after a once peaceful protest turned into a riot. A riot is a Class C felony in Oregon. Demonstrators were seen attacking drivers and committing acts of vandalism during their march against Donald Trump’s election Thursday night.
According to KPTV, one driver had her windshield smashed and someone painted “Capitalism kills” on a nearby convenience store. The state Department of Transportation briefly shut down Interstate 5 between the Marquan Bridge and the Fremont Bridge due to the demonstration.
Parts of Interstate 84 were also temporarily closed. Protesters in Portland’s Pearl District were breaking windows of several businesses and some were arming themselves with rocks from a construction site, police said. Read more