Clashes broke out between American security forces and demonstrators opposing the assumption of Joe Biden as president of the United States of America in Portland, Oregon, in the west of the country, leaving a number of people injured in riots and denouncing between the two sides, during which federal facilities were set on fire.
Fox News reported that protesters marched to the headquarters of the Democratic Party in the state and damaged the federal immigration facility in the city, smashing a number of windows and writing on the walls.
Portland police indicated that eight people were arrested for "crimes ranging from rioting and possession of a sabotage device to reckless arson," saying in a tweet that "several events were planned in the city just hours after Biden took the oath."
The confrontations focused near the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building after "rioters", according to the police, began throwing stones and eggs and vandalizing the building.
Biden was sworn in yesterday to become the 46th president of the United States during an inauguration ceremony amid tight security measures in the vicinity of the "Capitol" in Washington in anticipation of similar acts of violence by Trump supporters about two weeks ago during their storming of the Congress headquarters.