Police declare riot outside Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment building

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People started a fire and vandalized a minority-owned dental office. Police deployed crowd control munitions and made 19 arrests.

On Monday night, Portland police declared a riot outside Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment complex in Northwest Portland after protesters broke windows, burglarized a business, shot off fireworks, lit a picnic table on fire and set a fire inside an occupied apartment building. Police said they made 19 arrests.

Earlier in the evening, protesters gathered in the North Park Blocks in Northwest Portland for another night of demonstrations. A social media post said the group was calling for Mayor Ted Wheeler to resign.

The night’s theme centered around an “unhappy birthday” celebration as Monday is Wheeler’s birthday.

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