After someone threw bombs at protesters in Laurelhurst Park, questions arise over police investigation - oregonlive.com


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Summary generated on August 12, 2020


    Early Saturday morning after protesters were largely dispersed by police, a small group gathered at Laurelhurst Park.

    Since protests against police brutality and systemic racism began in Portland more than 75 days ago, Portland police have arrested hundreds of people.

    With the Laurelhurst incident, police are calling for witnesses who saw the explosive devices thrown at protesters to come forward.

    Police are facing criticism from activists for a perceived lack of action on the case, one of the latest attacks on protesters.

    Portland police spokesperson Lt. Greg Pashley said that while police are asking for witnesses to come forward, that doesn't mean police aren't also attempting to contact them.