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Oregon trooper injured, 24 arrested in Portland protests

APTOPIX Racial Injustice Portland
Posted at 9:33 PM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 21:33:10-04

PORTLAND, Ore. -- More protests are expected in Portland, Oregon, throughout the weekend following violent demonstrations this week as unrest in the Northwest city continues.

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, protests have occurred nightly for 70 days.

An Oregon State Police Trooper was struck in the head by a large rock and suffered a head injury.

Police say demonstrators threw or launched items including rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks toward officers early Saturday.

Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler said this week the violent protesters are also serving as political “props” for President Donald Trump's reelection.

Trump has portrayed the protesters as “sick and dangerous anarchists."