Rioters in Portland vandalized an Immigration and Customs Enforcement building and clashed with federal agents during another violent night of protests Wednesday.
The Black Lives Matter mob spray-painted and broke windows in the ICE building in southwest Portland and lobbed glass bottles and rocks at police as they tried to break up the crowd, cops said in a press release.
Officers were hit with full cans of soda and a hammer, police said.
It was the first night federal officers were seen in the city after Gov. Kate Brown and Chad Wolf, acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, announced last month a deal to begin withdrawing the feds from the city, The Oregonian reported.
Three dozen federal officers poured out of the ICE building around 10 p.m. and rushed the crowd of protesters — with the Portland police declaring an “unlawful assembly,” according to The Oregonian.
The crowd chanted “Black lives matter” and played Star Wars’ “Imperial March” as they were pushed back by police.
Police used crowd-control munitions, including tear gas and stun grenades, to break up the crowd around midnight.
Two people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer.
Protests have been staged in Portland for 84 consecutive nights following the police-involved death of George Floyd in late May in Minneapolis.
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