Nineteen arrests were made in Portland on August 31, according to local police, as protesters marched towards Mayor Ted Wheeler’s residence in the city.
In this footage by local videographer Scott Keeler, a police officer can be seen punching a man lying on the ground. The man is heard saying, “I’m not fighting you.”
A bystander, seeing the red crosses on the man’s apparel, says, “That’s a medic.”
According to Oregon Live, 200 people marched to Wheeler’s building on August 31, the night of the mayor’s birthday, to demand his resignation.
Police said fires were set, a business burglarized, windows broken, and an apartment building broken into. Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell called it “yet another escalation of the senseless violence.” The families living there, he said, “have done absolutely nothing to provoke a threat to their lives.” Credit: Scott Keeler via Storyful