Portland has night without tear gas as feds withdraw
[NFA] Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers.
CNN reports that on Friday police arrested 11 people in Portland, Oregon. The arrests came after violent protestors rioted outside a federal building. The PPB said a group began marching from a park to the federal facility around 8:45 p.m. local time. The city has been the scene of unrest over police brutality and systemic racism since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis while in police custody in late May 2020.
Markets Insider reports Oregon utility company Portland General Electric fell 16% on Thursday. Investors fled after the company acknowledged unconfirmed reports that some of its electrical equipment may have contributed to the Santiam fire. The Santiam wildfire is just one hour southeast of Portland. It's spread to 159,000 acres and forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.
Hundreds of firefighters battled two large wildfires around Portland's suburbs on Friday.
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[NFA] Around half a million people in Oregon were ordered to evacuate on Friday and residents of its largest city, Portland, were told to be ready to go as extreme wind-driven wildfires scorched U.S. West Coast states. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.