The incident led to reports that the driver stopped a block away, got out with a rifle, and ran into a house, prompting rumors among the crowd now on edge that the person would return, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
KATU reported that police said the driver spoke to officers and cooperated and was released without charges.
That night, protesters tried to access the Portland Police Association office and threw objects at officers, eventually breaking into the building and setting a fire.
The night was also marked by two separate incidents of shots being fired in the crowd of protesters.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has largely supported the protests, changed his tune Thursday.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. ~ H. L. Mencken
USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. 4um