Anti-Trump protester shot in Portland, US police reported
One protester has been shot and injured during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Portland, Oregon, US police said in a statement, the New Arab wrote.
The protester was taking part in a demonstration against the recently-elected president when he was shot by a man on a bridge in the eastern US city, it added.
Police said the man was involved with an argument beforehand with the occupants of a grey or silver sedan, when the suspect got out of the car and fired several times, according to the UK-based news website.
The victim was injured and rushed to hospital, but his wounds are not thought to be life-threatening, it said.
A witness said the suspect got out of the vehicle and fired into the air. He then shot the man in the lower body who was taking part in the anti-Trump demo, Oregon Live reported, according to the news website.
It also indicated that the crowds dispersed soon after the shooting, as police investigated the crime, who faced off with police and chanted “peaceful protest”.
Protesters had blocked traffic crossing the bridge and daubed graffiti on walls, as clashes erupted between demonstrators and police. Officers fired off half a dozen flash bang grenades as the protest turned violent, and threatened to arrest anyone left on the streets, the New Arab said.
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