Rioters in Portland tried to set city hall on fire Tuesday during another chaotic night that resulted in the arrest of nearly two dozen people.
A crowd of about 150 people gathered at Shemanski Park around 9:30 p.m. and set off on a march to city hall — where they were met by police, Fox 12 Oregon reported.
The unruly mob chucked eggs and bottles at police officers, while smashing windows and spray-painting the building. An unlawful assembly was declared, with police urging the crowd via loudspeaker to disperse or face arrest.
Some rioters pointed green lasers at officers’ eyes, police said in a press release. Meanwhile, a blue laser was shone into the eyes of another officer three times.
Police said that type of blue laser “can heat paper so hot that it will make it smoke within 3 seconds.”
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