The White House protests continued for a second night on Sunday. Videos surfaced online of protesters clashing with police on the street, lighting residents' homes and singing, "If you are home, take to the streets."
Violent protests erupted in Washington DC in the weeks following the May police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, and chaos seemed to break out again on Thursday, the final night of the Republican National Convention, when six officials demonstrated at the hospitalized all over town.
The riots continued for the rest of the week. Just before midnight, a group of heavily armored officers gathered in a crowd of hundreds of protesters who had gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza.
Meanwhile, protesters also took to the streets of Portland, where marches have been going almost continuously since the death of George Floyd on May 25, where they also clashed with police late Sunday evening.
WASHINGTON DC: The protests continued on Sunday evening. Videos surfaced online of protesters clashing with police on the street, lighting up residents' homes and singing, "If you are home, take to the streets".
The confrontation broke out about two hours after the protesters first met in the square at around 10 p.m. before marching down the nearby streets
The officers also used a chemical irritant to disperse the crowd, some of whom were wearing homemade shields
Washington DC Police evacuate protesters from Black Lives Matter Plaza on August 30, 2020
Protesters had gathered near the Penumbra Kelly building, home to the city's crime prevention unit, which was repeatedly targeted before the gathering was declared illegal.
Police used loudspeakers to warn the crowd to disperse as projectiles were thrown at them before repeatedly accusing the crowd with a number of those arrested, according to KATU.
Cars that had been used to temporarily block the road were also towed away.
The protests come after Aaron & # 39; Jay & # 39; Danielson, a member of the Pro-Trump Patriot Prayer Organization, was shot dead during protests in the city.
It is believed that the police are investigating 48-year-old Michael Forest Reinoehl, who described himself as "100% ANTIFA" on Instagram, in connection with the shooting.
Reinoehl is a former military man who is now a professional snowboarder and who has taken part in protests in Portland frequently, according to The Oregonian.
He was previously accused of taking a loaded gun to another demonstration, the newspaper reports.
In Washington used officers Tear gas to disperse the crowd, some of whom wore homemade shields.
PORTLAND: Police outside the Penumbra Kelly Building in east Portland are trying to end a street protest after declaring it illegal on Sunday night
One protester is seen cloaked in steam while another points to police on a night of rioting in Portland following the shooting of a counter-protester in the city
A protester wearing a gas mask speaks to a fellow activist who is handcuffed by an officer and arrested during another night of rioting in Portland on Sunday
Protesters protect themselves with an umbrella from the police outside the Penumbra Kelly Building in Portland
Protesters unfold a banner during a street demonstration in Portland that was declared illegal by police, who then tried to shut it down on charges against the crowd
An official points a tear gas gun at protesters in Portland as he tries to disperse the crowd after the march was declared illegal
The unruly scenes come just 24 hours after five protesters were arrested in the square on Saturday night. Two of the detainees were charged with attacking a police officer.
Officials were seen attacking fleeing protesters and swinging their bicycles at people on Sunday as they apparently detained several protesters and forced others off the square.
Several protesters were beaten against parked vehicles and others against the sidewalk by police, the Washington Post reported.
It was not immediately clear whether protesters or police officers were injured in the fight.
About 20 minutes earlier, small groups of protesters were seen arguing among themselves about throwing projectiles such as water bottles to the police.
Dominque Haralson, a 31-year-old witness, told the Post that she had seen at least five people taken into police custody.
Haralson questioned the level of violence against the protesters, who they believed were largely peaceful, adding that police appeared to be targeting someone indiscriminately in Black Lives Matter Plaza.
“They create their own narrative. Everyone is a suspect, ”she told the point of sale. "Black Live's Matter Plaza is a photo opportunity during the day and a war zone at night."
WASHINGTON DC: Officers were seen attacking fleeing protesters and swinging their bikes at people as they appeared to detain several protesters and force others off the square
The city saw violent protests in the weeks following the May police murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, and chaos seemed to break out again this week on Thursday, the final night of the Republican National Convention, when six officers were hospitalized
Protesters have gathered in the district for more than three months since the murder of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 28
Protesters and Washington DC police meet in Black Lives Matter Plaza late Sunday
Heavily armored police as they advance into the crowd of protesters on Black Lives Matter Plaza
It was not immediately clear whether protesters or police officers were injured in the fight
This is the second night in a row that police clash with protesters in Black Lives Matter Plaza
The confrontation broke out about two hours after the protesters first met in the square at around 10 p.m. before marching down the nearby streets.
Protesters were recorded as they were walking, asking others to join them. They sang "Get out of your houses and into the streets" and "If we don't get justice, you won't get any sleep."
Some of the people lit torches through residents' windows, others lit fireworks in the streets and sprayed sidewalks. They crowd to Black Lives Matter Plaza at 11:30 p.m.
Protesters have been gathering in the district for more than three months since the murder of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 28. The renewed riot was sparked by the shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times in the back by police in Wisconsin during a domestic dispute last weekend.
This is the second night in a row that police clash with protesters in Black Lives Matter Plaza.
According to police, five people were arrested overnight on Saturday after clashes with law enforcement agencies. Two of those arrested were charged with assaulting police officers.
Some members of the groups were "careful to damage property and injure Metropolitan Police Department officials," the department said in a statement.
“These people set off fireworks, deliberately started fires, and threw projectiles – including glass, bricks and smoke grenades – at officials in the area. Lasers have also been used to make officers visually impaired, ”the department said.
A suspect is accused of deliberately rolling a scooter over an officer's foot. Another person is said to have fired fireworks in the direction of the officers.
In a tweet early Sunday, President Donald Trump said Mayor Muriel Bowser should "arrest these agitators and thugs".
“Clean up DC or the federal government will do it for you. Enough !!! & # 39; he wrote.
A protester is seen submerged in smoke from canisters that were fired by officials late Sunday evening during the clash
A line of police officers stand watch and face a line of demonstrators wearing umbrellas and gas masks
The renewed riots were sparked by the shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times in the back by Wisconsin police during a domestic dispute last weekend