posted at 07:51
Author: Anita Li
10 arrested during Ferguson protest in Portland, Jesse Jackson speaks at rally
Police arrested 10 people during a Ferguson protest in Portland, Oregon, late Saturday night, as demonstrations continued across the United States following last week's grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Those arrested in Portland included nine adults and one "Juvenile," the Portland Police Bureau said in a release published early Sunday. The arrests took place downtown near police headquarters at around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, local time, "After a large group of protesters laid down in the street and refused lawful orders to clear the roadway." Police said a larger group was briefly detained, but later released and told to disperse. In the release, police debunked rumors circulating Twitter, saying that no journalists were arrested, and that no "Rubber bullets" were used. Police said officers used "Flash bangs" on protesters to "Stun the senses." Demonstrators threw bottles at officers, and damaged one police car during the demonstrators, according to the release. The officer announced on Saturday that he decided to resign from the Ferguson Police Department. A photo of a young black boy tearfully hugging a white police officer in Portland recently went viral online after photographers captured the moment last week. The image, which stands out during a week of heated protests between demonstrators and police officers across the country, shows Devonte Hart, 12, embracing Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum.

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