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  Daunte Wright Protest in Portland   PPB discusses riots, preparing for further unrest  


Story by Liz Burch, Elise Haas, KOIN 6 News Staff - Story Source
Published on Wednesday April 14, 2021 - 5:30 AM

 
PORTLAND, Oregon - The aftermath of a deadly police shooting in Minnesota is being felt here in Portland.

Portland police declared a riot on Monday night after groups broke windows and set fires at the Penumbra Kelly Building on East Burnside. Rioters were responding to the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop earlier this week. The outrage felt is the latest chapter of unrest that has come to a head across the country in the last year.

On Tuesday, the bureau addressed Monday's incident, the growing unrest in the city and how the department plans to handle further rioting.