(CNN) — One person died in downtown Portland on Saturday night during a day of violent clashes between supporters of Trump and protesters denouncing police brutality.
Police have not released details about the victim, who was shot in the chest around 8:46 p.m. Saturday near Third Avenue Sureste and Calle Alder Sudoeste.
The authorities also did not provide information about the suspect and ask people who have witnessed the incident or who have captured in video the shooting, contact investigators.
For more than 90 consecutive nights, protesters in Portland have denounced police brutality and racial injustice. The protests were fueled by the murder of George Floyd in May and gained momentum after the shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend in Wisconsin.
The man who was shot in Portland on Saturday night was wearing a hat emblazoned with the Patriot Prayer, a Portland-based far-right group that has clashed with protesters in the past, according to the reporter from the New York Times Mike Baker.
The tweet said that the agents made arrests and asked people to avoid passing through the center, due to the protests.
According to the event’s post, the participants planned to meet in downtown Clackamas, Oregon, about 17 miles southeast of Portland. The participants planned to travel in a caravan of cars, motorcycles and trucks to travel the route of “Trump 2020 Cruise Rally in Portland.” In a image published in Facebook, it was indicated that they would also tour the downtown Portland area.
On Saturday afternoon, a large group of Trump supporters and several cars gathered in downtown Clackamas, as reported CNN affiliate KOIN. In the KOIN video you could see pickup trucks with American flags, flags of «Thin Blue Line» and Trump 2020, which protruded from the vehicles.
Then at night Baker public images from downtown Portland. In at least one video, protesters could be seen shouting from the side of the street and throwing items at people, from a parked white van carrying an American flag and on the rear window on the driver’s side, the phrase written ‘ All Live Matter »(all life matters). The truck appeared to be part of the caravan for Trump. One of the protesters was seen lighting a Trump flag as the caravan drove away.
Meanwhile, a man in a black van displaying a blue “Oregon for Trump” flag and an American flag pointed and fired a paintball gun at protesters on the corner.
From the vehicle, some passengers launched a type of aerosol. As a green van passes, one of its passengers can be seen spraying something towards the protesters. Those in the green vehicle crouch down when the other protesters throw something at them.
In other videos published by the reporter of the New York Times, altercations are shown between Trump supporters and protesters.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday about the chaos and criticized Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, saying, ‘The huge backlash happening in Portland cannot be unexpected after 95 days of incompetent surveillance, meanwhile the mayor does not admit he has no idea what is happening. doing”.
“The people of Portland will no longer tolerate insecurity. The mayor is a FOOL. Bring in the National Guard! ”He added.
Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell urged people not to jump to conclusions about what led to the shooting.
“The investigation is just beginning and I ask everyone to give the detectives time to do their job, before drawing conclusions about what happened,” Lovell said.
“If anyone can provide information on this case, I ask that they contact our detectives. This violence is completely unacceptable and we work diligently to find and arrest the person or persons responsible.
CNN’s Holly Yan, Chuck Johnston, Jon Passantino, and Josh Campbell contributed to this report.