Washington: About 100 people were detained in the Pearl District of the US city of Portland during a protest the night before, Portland Police Bureau said on Saturday.
Portland has been a site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators, ever since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May of last year.
“Officers detained a group of about 100 in a march that devolved into property destruction in the Pearl District,” the police said in a statement.
The protesters were said to engage in criminal behavior, including vandalism.
The demonstrators, however, started throwing rocks and cans at officers, in response to which, police used pepper spray and one impact munition. As a result, thirteen people were charged with crimes.