The chief of the Portland Police Department in Oregon is pleading with rioters and enabling politicians to stop the violence amid ongoing unrest in the city.
“Portlanders need to send a strong message that enough is enough,” said Chief Chuck Lovell, according to KGW-TV. “This is not forwarding the goals that are going to lead to better outcomes for people of color. This movement is really powerful, but the violence has taken away from it. This is not what Portland is about. This is not what we need in our city.”
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While most of the violence around the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has subsided, offshoots of violence remain in Portland.
On Wednesday night, law enforcement officers were called on to address an attack on a police station in a residential area of east Portland.
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