May Day in Portland
May Day in Portland Doug Brown

It got a little crazy in Portland this afternoon, as a May Day march was declared a riot by Portland police and anarchists went on a vandalism tear in downtown Portland. Broken windows, street fires, vandalized cop cars, armored-up squads of cops setting of flash-bang grenades and making mass arrests—today had it all.

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You can check out our live coverage of the day here, and we'll have more on what went down in the coming days. But here are some of my photographs and video starting from just before the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) announced that the parade's permit had been cancelled.

An anarchist and a smoke canister
An anarchist and a smoke canister Doug Brown

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After some minor vandalism, Portland police announced the "legal" march was over


This guy had a few things to say about that
This guy had a few things to say about that Doug Brown

Cops trailing the anarchists
Cops trailing the anarchists Doug Brown

Walking through smoke
Walking through smoke Doug Brown

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Getting ready
Getting ready Doug Brown

Police putting on gas masks
Police putting on gas masks Doug Brown

An officer with a less-lethal gun
An officer with a less-lethal gun Doug Brown

Protesters on the other side of the street
Protesters on the other side of the street Doug Brown

A fire in the middle of the street and this guys not pleased
A fire in the middle of the street and this guy's not pleased Doug Brown

A fire and riot cops
A fire and riot cops Doug Brown

An anarchist talking to the police
An anarchist talking to the police Doug Brown

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Police trying to clear the street
Police trying to clear the street Doug Brown

Police grab photojournalist John Rudoff while he was doing his job
Police grab photojournalist John Rudoff while he was doing his job Doug Brown

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Police clear downtown
Police clear downtown Doug Brown

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A police officer threatens a journalist with pepper spray
A police officer threatens a journalist with pepper spray Doug Brown

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An overturned dumpster
An overturned dumpster Doug Brown

Running from the police
Running from the police Doug Brown

Police arrest a guy for having a small slingshot
Police arrest a guy for having a small slingshot Doug Brown

Arrests
Arrests Doug Brown

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A portland cop telling a National Lawyers Guild legal observer he was being detained
A portland cop telling a National Lawyers Guild legal observer he was being detained Doug Brown

A cop telling a journalist to get out of here, now
A cop telling a journalist to get out of here, now Doug Brown

A shattered window at city hall
A shattered window at city hall Doug Brown

Getting ready to take people to jail
Getting ready to take people to jail Doug Brown