In Portland, Oregan Black Bloc activists clashed with police during this years May Day protests.
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After a march of 90 minutes police authorities canceled the permit for this years May Day march in Portland. Police authorities cited Moltov cocktails as one justification for canceling the march permit, but if firebombs were thrown, two correspondents at the rally did not see the molotov cocktails the police is talking about. Riot cops used flash-bang grenades to disperse the crowd after they pronounced the march illegal, eventually arresting 25 people.
After the cops attacked this years May Day march, clashes broke out. During the short, but intense clashes windows were smashed, small barricades were build and a police car was vandalized. Activists attacked riot cops with Pepsi Cola cans and rocks.
Damage included windows shattered or broken at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, City Hall, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, Target, Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse building and Michael Parsons Fine Arts gallery.
The Portland May Day Coalition addressed the day’s events on Facebook, saying in part that police “chose to violently escalate a peaceful march.”