Riot declared in downtown Portland in wake of Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

A crowd gathered outside the Justice Center to protest the verdict. Police said they declared a riot when people began causing destruction around 9 p.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A riot was declared in downtown Portland after protestors broke windows and vandalized buildings Friday night in the wake of the Kyle Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict. 

Rittenhouse, 18, shot and killed two people and wounded a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisc. after a white officer shot and seriously wounded a Black man named Jacob Blake in August 2020. He faced the possibility of life imprisonment but was acquitted of all charges on Friday after arguing that he acted

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