Portland protesters set fire to county government building

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Federal officers use crowd control munitions to disperse protesters on Tuesda in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Protesters in Portland broke out the windows of a county government building, sprayed lighter fluid inside and set a fire in demonstration that ended with clashes with police, officials said.

The fire at the Multnomah Building damaged the county government’s office of community involvement. A county official says that’s where Oregon’s first gay marriage took place and where protective gear has been distributed to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Police say two protesters were arrested in the demonstration that started late Tuesday night and ended early Wednesday morning. One officer was reported to have suffered minor injures as police broke up the demonstration.

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