After Donald Trump’s speech claiming he had won the presidential election when the final results are far from known, activists gathered outside Portland Federal Court, the epicenter of the very tense anti-racist protests having punctuated summer.
“We don’t like any of the candidates. I shamefully voted for Biden but if Trump takes it for four years, people will go berserk, ”said a young protester as two American flags burned in front of the building.
Protesters chanting anti-Trump slogans also attacked Portland mayor Ted Wheeler, who was re-elected on Tuesday.
The evening began with a peaceful three-hour march bringing together 400 people in the framework of the “Black Lives Matter” movement against racism and police violence, headed by half a dozen people equipped with assault rifles and knives. and a gun.
It was as the results approached that tensions started to rise, although the police did not intervene.
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