Election Night Demonstrators Set Fire to American Flag in Portland

Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Portland, Oregon, on November 3 as the city’s Mayor Ted Wheeler was re-elected for a second term and votes continued to be counted in the US presidential election.

This footage, recorded by Independent Media PDX, shows people marching through the Buckman neighborhood, before an American flag is set on fire near the Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse.

The Oregonian reported that law enforcement tracked the initial march through the city. After it ended at around 10:30 pm, a smaller crowd gathered near the Justice Center, they said. Credit: Independent Media PDX via Storyful