A clash in Portland, Oregon between pro-Trump supporters and BLM counter-protesters has left one person dead.
According to The Daily Caller:
A man was shot dead in Portland after members of a pro-Trump caravan and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters clashed Saturday night.
The shooting occurred at the intersection of SW 3rd and Alder as the pro-Trump caravan was making its way through town, KATU’s Megan Allison reported.
Portland Police tell us they are in the early stages of a homicide investigation at SW 3rd and Alder. Officers tell us one person is dead after a shooting. They expect to release more information from here. pic.twitter.com/PiW71rZDJY
— Megan Allison (@mallisonKATU) August 30, 2020
A man has been shot in downtown Portland. Ambulance and police are attending. pic.twitter.com/lKjPO2bbLK
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) August 30, 2020
Here is video recorded from a distance of the shooting. pic.twitter.com/wtxItCDMay
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
The victim, a white man, was wearing a hat with the insignia of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, an Associated Press freelance photographer reported.
Portland Police are asking for help in the case:
“Homicide detectives are aware of videos circulating on social media that show the shooting,” the department wrote in a statement. “It is important for detectives get a full and accurate picture of what happened before, during, and after the shooting. If anyone was a witness, has video, or has information about the homicide, they’re asked to contact the primary detectives.”
The riots and demonstrations in Portland have gone on now for almost three straight months.