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Portland Police Arrest 3 In May Day Protest Deemed A ‘Riot’

Don Ryan
AP Photo
Protesters march through the street in Portland, Ore., Monday, May 1, 2017.

Updated at 5:25 p.m. PST

Portland police say officers have arrested three people near Pioneer Square during a May Day rally and march which they now consider a riot.

Police said on Twitter Monday afternoon that anarchists destroyed a police car, damaged numerous windows and property, started fires in the streets and attacked police.

Police were telling people to leave or risk arrest after canceling a permit obtained for the May Day event.

It wasn't immediately clear if anyone had been injured.