Anti-Trump protester tackled to ground after spitting in cop’s face


An anti-Trump protester was filmed spitting in the face of a police officer before being tackled to the ground in New York. 

The woman, who was later identified as Devina Singh, can be seen yelling profanities in the police officer’s face while failing to social distance or wear a mask. 

‘F**k you, fascist!’ the 24-year-old shouts at the officer. 

The woman, who was later identified as Devina Singh, can be seen yelling profanities in the police officer’s face

'F**k you, fascist!' the 24-year-old can be heard shouting at the officer

‘F**k you, fascist!’ the 24-year-old can be heard shouting at the officer

Devina Singh, pictured, was arrested on Wednesday night after spitting in a police officer's face

Police later responded to the incident in a statement on Twitter saying: 'Actions like this will not be tolerated. Agitators who commit these acts will be arrested.' Singh pictured above

Devina Singh, pictured, was arrested on Wednesday night after spitting in a police officer’s face 

Singh proceeds to spit in the officer’s face.  

The episode, which was caught on camera, shows the police officer then grabbing the woman and shoving her against the wall before forcefully tackling her to the ground, prompting outrage from other protesters. 

‘You don’t attack a woman!’ one person shouted. 

Police later responded to the incident in a statement on Twitter saying: ‘Actions like this will not be tolerated. Agitators who commit these acts will be arrested.’ 

Protesters on Wednesday kicked off a day of demonstrations in New York by marching down Manhattan’s iconic thoroughfare while chanting ‘count every vote’ and ‘every vote counts’.

Other groups also convened for rallies in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village where police officers in riot gear were out in force. 

‘It’s very important that we make sure that our democracy is maintained,’ said Meira Harris, 26, a social work student. ‘This election has provoked so much anxiety.’ 

The peaceful protests however took a violent turn by nightfall, after rallying cries in support of democracy devolved into anti-police rhetoric and members of other groups began setting fires on the streets. 

In the West Village, officers clashed with activists as they moved on crowds during a rally on Leroy Street and Seventh Avenue. 

The New York protests kicked off as part of several ‘Protect the Results’ demonstrations that kicked off in cities across the country including Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, Detroit and Los Angeles. 

It came after city and state officials had braced for unrest ahead of Election Day, with local businesses boarding up their property amid fears of violence and riots that could be spurred by a potential Trump victory.   

Those concerns however, did not materialize on Tuesday which only saw scattered protests stretching from Washington, DC, to Seattle, but no widespread unrest or significant violence. 

But fears were heightened again on Wednesday when President Trump threatened to challenge the election results in the Supreme Court and called for voting to stop while the outcome still hung in the balance. 

The president’s remarks were the sort of call that protest organizers had planned for. 

Local partners of Protect the Results – a coalition of more than 165 grassroots organizations, advocacy groups and labor unions – have organised over 100 events planned across the country between Wednesday and Saturday. 

Meanwhile in Michigan, a battleground state, counter-protests unfolded in Detroit after dozens of Trump supporters descended on a ballot-tallying center to urge officials to stop the counting of votes. 

Other protests – sometimes about the election, sometimes about racial inequality – took place in at least a half-dozen cities, including Seattle, Houston, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and San Diego. 

NEW YORK CITY 

Protesters on Wednesday kicked off a day of demonstrations by marching down Manhattan’s iconic thoroughfare while chanting ‘count every vote’ and ‘every vote counts’.

Other groups also convened for rallies in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village where police officers in riot gear were out in force. 

The peaceful protests however took a violent turn by nightfall, after rallying cries in support of democracy devolved into anti-police rhetoric and members of other groups began setting fires on the streets. 

In the West Village, officers clashed with activists as they moved on crowds during a rally on Leroy Street and Seventh Avenue.     

NEW YORK CITY: Police officers arrest a protester as he marched through the East Village during an Election Day demonstration on Wednesday

NEW YORK CITY: Police officers arrest a protester as he marched through the East Village during an Election Day demonstration on Wednesday

NEW YORK CITY: Peaceful protests had descended into chaos by nightfall, when police began moving on crowds and carrying out several arrests

NEW YORK CITY: Peaceful protests had descended into chaos by nightfall, when police began moving on crowds and carrying out several arrests 

NEW YORK CITY: Protesters are arrested during the demonstrations which have been sparked after Donald Trump casted doubt on the legitimacy of the election

NEW YORK CITY: Protesters are arrested during the demonstrations which have been sparked after Donald Trump casted doubt on the legitimacy of the election

NEW YORK CITY: Armed police clashed with the protesters in Manhattan as fears of civil unrest persist as the US waits to discover their new President

NEW YORK CITY: Armed police clashed with the protesters in Manhattan as fears of civil unrest persist as the US waits to discover their new President

NEW YORK CITY: Election protesters and activists rallied on the streets as police officers were out in force

NEW YORK CITY: Election protesters and activists rallied on the streets as police officers were out in force 

NEW YORK CITY: Calls for a fair vote count later turned into anti-police rhetoric as some protesters began setting fires, police said. Pictured: A demonstrator wears a police uniform while wearing a pig mask

NEW YORK CITY: Calls for a fair vote count later turned into anti-police rhetoric as some protesters began setting fires, police said. Pictured: A demonstrator wears a police uniform while wearing a pig mask 

NEW YORK CITY: A protester holds a sign which reads 'stop killer cops' as the recent Black Lives Matter protests collided with election fears

NEW YORK CITY: A protester holds a sign which reads ‘stop killer cops’ as the recent Black Lives Matter protests collided with election fears

NEW YORK CITY: Clashes broke out between protesters and cops, prompting at least four arrests on Wednesday evening

NEW YORK CITY: Clashes broke out between protesters and cops, prompting at least four arrests on Wednesday evening

NEW YORK CITY: A police officer tries to control the crowd who had gathered on a day of frustration with the election still hanging in the balance

NEW YORK CITY: A police officer tries to control the crowd who had gathered on a day of frustration with the election still hanging in the balance

New York Police officers had kept watch over demonstrators in the West Village before taking action against rowdy crowds

New York Police officers had kept watch over demonstrators in the West Village before taking action against rowdy crowds 

NEW YORK CITY: Footage shared on social media showed cops monitoring rallies in the city before employing crowd-control tactics

NEW YORK CITY: Footage shared on social media showed cops monitoring rallies in the city before employing crowd-control tactics

Footage shared by a New York Post journalist on social media showed one woman spitting at a cop which resulted in another skirmish between activists and police. 

The woman, later identified as Devina Singh, 24, was heard berating the officer, telling him: ‘F**k you, fascist,’ before spraying him with her saliva. The cop in turn shoved her against a building before placing her in handcuffs.  

Police later responded to the incident in a statement on Twitter saying: ‘Actions like this will not be tolerated. Agitators who commit these acts will be arrested.’ 

Footage also showed officers employing heavy-handed crowd control tactics including kettling, by closing in on large groups before carrying out several arrests. 

More than 50 people were arrested in Wednesday night’s protests, where authorities also recovered several weapons including knives, a stun gun, and M80 explosives, the NYPD said. 

‘We appreciate and value the importance of freedom of speech. Our top priority is and always will be safety. We have arrested more than 20 individuals who attempted to hijack a peaceful protest by lighting fires, throwing garbage and eggs in Manhattan,’ the department said in a statement.  

NEW YORK CITY: 4: Police arrest election protesters following a rally in Union Square

NEW YORK CITY: 4: Police arrest election protesters following a rally in Union Square 

NEW YORK CITY: More than 20 people were arrested for 'hijacking' peaceful protest as of late Wednesday, according to the NYPD

NEW YORK CITY: More than 20 people were arrested for ‘hijacking’ peaceful protest as of late Wednesday, according to the NYPD 

NEW YORK CITY: NYPD began moving on crowds after generally peaceful rallies turned into chaos after some participants began setting fires on the street

NEW YORK CITY: NYPD began moving on crowds after generally peaceful rallies turned into chaos after some participants began setting fires on the street 

NEW YORK CITY: A pile of garbage was set ablaze by unruly members of the crowd

NEW YORK CITY: A pile of garbage was set ablaze by unruly members of the crowd

NEW YORK CITY: Several protesters were arrested in the West Village after demonstrations spiraled out of control

NEW YORK CITY: Several protesters were arrested in the West Village after demonstrations spiraled out of control

NEW YORK CITY: A man is seeing being taken away by officers in handcuffs late Wednesday

NEW YORK CITY: A man is seeing being taken away by officers in handcuffs late Wednesday 

NEW YORK CITY: Crowds of protesters began mobilizing in Manhattan's Fifth Avenue late Wednesday afternoon as part of several 'Protect the Results' demonstrations that kicked off in cities across the country

NEW YORK CITY: Crowds of protesters began mobilizing in Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue late Wednesday afternoon as part of several ‘Protect the Results’ demonstrations that kicked off in cities across the country

NEW YORK CITY: Protesters rally and march form the New York Public Library down Fifth Avenue to protect the results of the US Presidential Election and to continue the count of ballots

NEW YORK CITY: Protesters rally and march form the New York Public Library down Fifth Avenue to protect the results of the US Presidential Election and to continue the count of ballots

NEW YORK CITY: Protesters rally and march from the New York Public Library down Fifth Avenue to protect the results of the US Presidential Election and to continue the count of ballots on November 4

NEW YORK CITY: Protesters rally and march from the New York Public Library down Fifth Avenue to protect the results of the US Presidential Election and to continue the count of ballots on November 4

More than 50 people were arrested in Wednesday night's protests, where authorities also recovered several weapons including knives, a stun gun, and M80 explosives

More than 50 people were arrested in Wednesday night’s protests, where authorities also recovered several weapons including knives, a stun gun, and M80 explosives

Authorities did not specify whether the fires had been lit by protesters and not all participants involved in Wednesday’s rallies were part of the Protect the Results coalition. 

A second group from the ‘Everybody Out’ movement were among those who gathered at Washington Square Park amid the chaos on Wednesday. 

According to social media posts, the organization had planned a protest against either administration and vowed to rally every week until inauguration day. 

‘No matter what goes down on Election Day, we will gather this Wednesday and every Weds until January 20 until the fall of the regime,’ the group’s event flyer read.   

One participant also said cops had been just as rough with some peaceful protesters adding that he was hit in the head with a baton during a confrontation that broke out on Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street.

‘This is the first time the cops have been as aggressive as they were,’ Charles Michie, 23, told the Wall Street Journal. ‘Several times tonight they just started to swarm and started to use violent force.’  

PORTLAND/SEATTLE 

The post-election mayhem extended to west coast in Seattle and Portland which has already been roiled by five months of near-nightly racial injustice protests since the police killing of George Floyd.

On Wednesday, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared a riot around 7pm after protesters were seen smashing windows at businesses during a demonstration against Trump’s court challenges to stop the vote count in battleground states. 

‘All of the gatherings that were declared riots were downtown. We have made 10 arrests’, a Portland Police spokesman told Reuters in an emailed statement.  

In the interest of public safety, Governor Kate Brown activated the use of the state National Guard to help local law enforcement manage the unrest, according to the sheriff’s office. 

PORTLAND: Protests erupted in Portland which has already been roiled by five months of near-nightly racial injustice protests since the police killing of George Floyd.  Pictured: A protester lights an American flag on fire during a demonstration Wednesday

PORTLAND: Protests erupted in Portland which has already been roiled by five months of near-nightly racial injustice protests since the police killing of George Floyd.  Pictured: A protester lights an American flag on fire during a demonstration Wednesday 

PORTLAND: Armed police and the National Guard were deployed to maintain order as unrest has gripped the Oregon city for many months

PORTLAND: Armed police and the National Guard were deployed to maintain order as unrest has gripped the Oregon city for many months

PORTLAND: A protester wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask is arrested by a number of officers on the latest night of clashes in Portland

PORTLAND: A protester wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask is arrested by a number of officers on the latest night of clashes in Portland

PORTLAND: Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the use of the state National Guard to help local law enforcement (pictured) manage the unrest

PORTLAND: Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the use of the state National Guard to help local law enforcement (pictured) manage the unrest

PORTLAND: Demonstrators marched down the street as they held signs in support of a full count and BLM

PORTLAND: Demonstrators marched down the street as they held signs in support of a full count and BLM 

PORTLAND: During the latest night of civil unrest, protesters torched a US flag as they demonstrated against police brutality and Donald Trump

PORTLAND: During the latest night of civil unrest, protesters torched a US flag as they demonstrated against police brutality and Donald Trump

PORTLAND: Soldiers with the National Guard help local police disperse antifascist protesters following the US presidential elections

PORTLAND: Soldiers with the National Guard help local police disperse antifascist protesters following the US presidential elections

PORTLAND: Authorities declared a riot on Wednesday after protesters were seen smashing windows at businesses. Pictured: A woman walks over broken glass and past a shattered store window

PORTLAND: Authorities declared a riot on Wednesday after protesters were seen smashing windows at businesses. Pictured: A woman walks over broken glass and past a shattered store window 

PORTLAND: Hundreds of people marched in the streets of Portland during a protest one day after election which remains undecided

PORTLAND: Hundreds of people marched in the streets of Portland during a protest one day after election which remains undecided

Brown said previously she would keep state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and police officers under a unified command into Friday in Portland to handle protests amid uncertainty over the winner of the presidential election. 

The Oregon National Guard had been on standby. Brown’s order places law enforcement agencies under the joint command of the Oregon State Police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department, which allows those agencies to use tear gas if necessary to quell unrest. 

Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also police commissioner, banned the use of tear gas by Portland police earlier this fall after concerns about an overly aggressive response to the unrest.

Demonstrators on Wednesday held signs saying, ‘Count Every Vote,’ and ‘Keeping Hope Alive.’ 

PORTLAND: A man carries a gun as he walks during a march in support of vote counting in the still-undecided presidential contest

PORTLAND: A man carries a gun as he walks during a march in support of vote counting in the still-undecided presidential contest

SEATTLE: Protesters from the Party for Socialism and Liberalism hold signs reading 'stop Trump's racist voter suppression' during a demonstration on Wednesday

SEATTLE: Protesters from the Party for Socialism and Liberalism hold signs reading ‘stop Trump’s racist voter suppression’ during a demonstration on Wednesday

Protesters rally about the election Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Protesters rally about the election Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Suzanne Thornton, 79, said she was motivated to attend a protest for the first time because of Trump’s court challenges. 

‘Our president seems to be making such a big deal about it and we need to clarify what the vote count is for. He doesn´t seem to get it,’ Thornton said. 

‘I don’t have a lot of patience with him because he is such a baby and I don´t see how so many people in this country see him as a leader.’

Protesters in Seattle said they are also trying to make sure the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice causes remain in the spotlight. Some carried signs saying, ‘Stop Trump’s Racist Voter Suppression,’ ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and ‘Don’t Steal the Election.’

LOS ANGELES 

In Los Angeles, the LAPD declared an unlawful assembly during a protest on Wednesday in the area of 5th and Hill Street.

Officers ordered demonstrators to disperse after closing the area off due to a ‘large and unruly crowd.’  

Three people were arrested in total, including two for failing to disperse and one for battery of an officer, Fox 11 reported. 

Authorities did not specify the nature of the demonstration, however photos show protesters had also gathered for a rally in support of a complete vote count. 

LOS ANGELES: A heavy police presence was seen in Downtown LA as votes continue to be counted across the country

LOS ANGELES: A heavy police presence was seen in Downtown LA as votes continue to be counted across the country 

LOS ANGELES: Protesters marched downtown, following Tuesday's inconclusive election

LOS ANGELES: Protesters marched downtown, following Tuesday’s inconclusive election

LOS ANGELES: Demonstrators gathered to demand every vote be counted as the election result hangs in the balance

LOS ANGELES: Demonstrators gathered to demand every vote be counted as the election result hangs in the balance

LOS ANGELES: Protesters hold up a banner reading 'We are ungovernable' as they marched through the streets of LA on Wednesday

LOS ANGELES: Protesters hold up a banner reading ‘We are ungovernable’ as they marched through the streets of LA on Wednesday

It came hours after the department declared its second tactical alert in two days as they prepared for a wave of ‘Count Every Vote’ marches in the city.

The call requires all officers to go on duty to ‘ensure sufficient resources to address any incidents that may arise as a result of Election Day activities,’ the department said

DETROIT

Earlier on Wednesday, about 100 people gathered for an interfaith event before a planned march through downtown Detroit, in the battleground state of Michigan, to demand a full vote count and what they called a peaceful transition of power.  

At the same time, dozens of Trump supporters descended on a ballot-tallying center in the city to demand a halt to vote counting.

It came after the president claimed, without evidence, that mail-in ballots in states such as Michigan had fraudulently favored opponent Joe Biden. 

Trump fans appeared at the TCF Center shouting ‘let us in’ and ‘stop the count’.

Local media reported raucous scenes as Republican counters attempted to enter the building, alleging they were being unfairly kept out – a claim denied by local Democrats also kept outside. 

DETROIT: Protesters from both sides of the political divide vented their anger and frustration over the undecided presidential contest. Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden neared the magic number of 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House with several battleground states still in play, as incumbent President Donald Trump challenged the vote count

DETROIT: Protesters from both sides of the political divide vented their anger and frustration over the undecided presidential contest. Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden neared the magic number of 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House with several battleground states still in play, as incumbent President Donald Trump challenged the vote count

DETROIT: Pro-President Donald Trump and pro-Joe Biden protesters argue outside the TCF Center as ballots continue to be counted in Michigan

DETROIT: Pro-President Donald Trump and pro-Joe Biden protesters argue outside the TCF Center as ballots continue to be counted in Michigan

DETROIT: Police blocked off traffic at the entrance to the central counting board where ballots in the general election are counted in the city at the TCF Center

DETROIT: Police blocked off traffic at the entrance to the central counting board where ballots in the general election are counted in the city at the TCF Center

Earlier, Trump had declared himself winner and vowed to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the inconclusive election. 

The Republican campaign also urged officials to stop the count, demanding Michigan’s Democratic secretary of state allow in more inspectors after Biden was projected to be the winner in the state.   

The confrontation in Detroit started shortly before The Associated Press declared that former Vice President Joe Biden had won Michigan. 

Video shot by local media showed angry people gathered outside the TCF Center and inside the lobby, with police officers lined up to keep them from entering the vote-counting area. They chanted, ‘Stop the count!’ and ‘Stop the vote!’ 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, insisted both parties and the public had been given access to the tallying ‘using a robust system of checks and balances to ensure that all ballots are counted fairly and accurately.’

Michigan has been on edge for months over fears of political violence. Anti-government protesters openly carried guns into the state Capitol during protests over coronavirus restrictions in the spring, and six men were arrested last month on charges of plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

MINNEAPOLIS

Hundreds of people were arrested in Minneapolis on Wednesday night after an election protest that started off downtown ended up spilling onto a busy highway. 

Protesters descended on Interstate 94 just before 8pm, blocking traffic and prompting police to shut down the freeway in both directions. 

MINNEAPOLIS: Protesters marched through interstate 94 during a protest against racism and issues with the presidential election on Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS: Protesters marched through interstate 94 during a protest against racism and issues with the presidential election on Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS: Protesters descended on the highway just before 8pm, blocking traffic and prompting police to shut down the freeway in both directions

MINNEAPOLIS: Protesters descended on the highway just before 8pm, blocking traffic and prompting police to shut down the freeway in both directions

MINNEAPOLIS: Almost all 200 demonstrators were detained by Minneapolis Police and State Troopers. Pictured: People hold a 'Remove Trump Pence Now' sign during the protest

MINNEAPOLIS: Almost all 200 demonstrators were detained by Minneapolis Police and State Troopers. Pictured: People hold a ‘Remove Trump Pence Now’ sign during the protest 

Almost all of the 200 participants were detained by Minneapolis Police and State Troopers after they were ordered to sit on the ground for two hours as they waited to be processed, the Star Tribune reported. 

‘Walking on the freeway is illegal and very dangerous for pedestrians and motorists. We respect the right of everyone to express themselves under the First Amendment, but the freeway is not a place to do that,’ the Minnesota State Patrol said in a statement. 

The event had reportedly been planned even before Election Day, according to the Star Tribune. 

CHICAGO 

In Chicago, protesters demanding a complete count marched through downtown and along a street across the river from Trump Tower.

A crowd of about 100 people marched through the city’s Loop north on Michigan Avenue while toting a banner reading ‘count every vote’. 

Demonstrators were met with a heavy police presence however the march remained largely peaceful. 

CHICAGO: In Chicago, protesters demanding a complete count marched through downtown and along a street across the river from Trump Tower

CHICAGO: In Chicago, protesters demanding a complete count marched through downtown and along a street across the river from Trump Tower

CHICAGO: Demonstrator Brittany Bysina holds a sign as demonstrators march through the Loop

CHICAGO: Demonstrator Brittany Bysina holds a sign as demonstrators march through the Loop

PHILADELPHIA 

Similar scenes unfolded in Philadelphia, where crowds marched past Independence Hall as they called for a fair count in the still-undecided contest.

 

Peaceful protests had descended into chaos by nightfall, when police began moving on crowds and carrying out several arrests

Peaceful protests had descended into chaos by nightfall, when police began moving on crowds and carrying out several arrests 

Election protesters and activists rallied on the streets as police officers were out in force

Election protesters and activists rallied on the streets as police officers were out in force 

The Protect the Results coalition, encompassing dozens of groups from Planned Parenthood to Republicans for the Rule of Law, had said it was organizing a day of mass protests in 500 cities. 

But those plans were put on hold late in the day.

Footage also showed officers employing heavy-handed crowd control tactics including kettling, by closing in on large groups before carrying out several arrests. 

More than 50 people were arrested in Wednesday night’s protests, where authorities also recovered several weapons including knives, a stun gun, and M80 explosives, the NYPD said. 

‘We appreciate and value the importance of freedom of speech. Our top priority is and always will be safety. We have arrested more than 20 individuals who attempted to hijack a peaceful protest by lighting fires, throwing garbage and eggs in Manhattan,’ the department said in a statement. 

Clashes broke out between protesters and cops, prompting at least four arrests on Wednesday evening

Clashes broke out between protesters and cops, prompting at least four arrests on Wednesday evening

Authorities did not specify whether the fires had been lit by protesters and not all participants involved in Wednesday’s rallies were part of the Protect the Results coalition. 

A second group from the ‘Everybody Out’ movement were among those who gathered at Washington Square Park amid the chaos on Wednesday. 

According to social media posts, the organization had planned a protest against either administration and vowed to rally every week until inauguration day. 

‘No matter what goes down on Election Day, we will gather this Wednesday and every Weds until January 20 until the fall of the regime,’ the group’s event flyer read.   

One participant also said cops had been just as rough with some peaceful protesters adding that he was hit in the head with a baton during a confrontation that broke out on Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street.

‘This is the first time the cops have been as aggressive as they were,’ Charles Michie, 23, told the Wall Street Journal. ‘Several times tonight they just started to swarm and started to use violent force.’  

Police and participants in a rally in Washington Square Park demanding a fair count of the votes after the 2020 general elections on Wednesday evening

Police and participants in a rally in Washington Square Park demanding a fair count of the votes after the 2020 general elections on Wednesday evening

Demonstrations were also seen in a few other U.S. cities on Wednesday night as activists demanding that vote counts proceed unimpeded rallied in several cities, including Portland, Atlanta, Detroit, and Oakland.

Earlier on Wednesday, about 100 people gathered for an interfaith event before a planned march through downtown Detroit, in the battleground state of Michigan, to demand a full vote count and what they called a peaceful transition of power. 

The post-election mayhem extended to west coast in Seattle and Portland which has already been roiled by five months of near-nightly racial injustice protests since the police killing of George Floyd.

On Wednesday, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared a riot around 7pm after protesters were seen smashing windows at businesses during a demonstration against Trump’s court challenges to stop the vote count in battleground states. 

‘All of the gatherings that were declared riots were downtown. We have made 10 arrests’, a Portland Police spokesman told Reuters in an emailed statement. 

In Los Angeles, the LAPD declared an unlawful assembly during a protest on Wednesday in the area of 5th and Hill Street. 



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