(CNN)Tensions between protesters, federal officers and Portland police escalated Saturday night time exterior a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement constructing within the metropolis.
Protesters gathered at Willamette Park earlier than shifting to the ICE constructing and surrounding neighborhoods, CNN affiliate KATU reported.
About 100 folks exterior the constructing had been chanting when Federal Protecting Service officers got here out to face protesters round 10 p.m. native time, KATU reported.
Officers from the Portland Police Bureau had been additionally on scene issuing warnings to the gang to maneuver away from the federal officers and the ICE constructing.
Police accused the gang of throwing rocks and incendiary gadgets at officers whereas apologizing to nearby residents for the noise in a collection of tweets.
Video from CNN affiliate KPTV captured a smoking canister being tossed and the sound of pepperball pictures,
Portland police had warned that “influence weapons, tear gasoline and/or OC munitions” may be used if the gang didn’t transfer out of roads and keep off the ICE constructing property.
CNN’s Lechelle Benken contributed to this report.