One person shot at Anti-Trump protest in Portland, Oregon

Protesters block traffic in downtown Portland on November 9, 2016. (KOIN)
Protesters block traffic in downtown Portland on November 9, 2016. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland, Oregon, say they are investigating a shooting on a bridge where people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were marching.

Police say on Twitter this morning that they are “investigating shooting on Morrison Bridge. One person down. Everyone needs to leave the area immediately!”

Police earlier had tweeted that protesters were headed to the bridge, which spans the Willamette River in Portland. Authorities were asking potential witnesses to “line up on the south side of the bridge and wait to talk to police.”

No further information was released.

Last night, police said they used flash-bang grenades to disperse a crowd filled with hundreds of people in the area downtown area. Police say burning projectiles were hurled at police.

Demonstrators elsewhere around the country were also protesting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s