Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon were seen on video slashing the tires of a medical support vehicle.
According to reports from the scene, the van was providing medical support to anyone injured in the ongoing protests. The vehicle was said to have been repurposed from Timbers Army, a fan group backing a local soccer team.
"Just witnessed PPB riot police stab the wheels out of a medic van as it tried to drive away in accordance with their orders," one photographer noted on Twitter.
Video shared on social media shows riot police using tear gas to clear a street where the vehicle was parked. Before the vehicle can leave, an officer jabs a knife-like object into the tires.
The driver of the vehicle was not arrested, people at the scene said.
Watch the video and read the reports below.
The police again slash the tires of a van, one i had not seen earlier at the protest and one i do not believe was i… https://t.co/9cXn972Py2— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans)) 1597303878.0
Portland Police slash the tires of the Timbers army @NoPityVan https://t.co/jR5MMqLNIz— Sergio Olmos (@Sergio Olmos) 1597305380.0
The @timbersarmy support van, with tires slashed by the police (driver not arrested) and the New Elk, wreathes in t… https://t.co/5AndQshnzH— 45th parallel absurdist brigade (@45th parallel absurdist brigade) 1597309490.0
Here we see the Timber's Army van, cruely de-wheeled by The Man. https://t.co/IspNeEMBHv— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans)) 1597305883.0
As the office pressure westward, they rip the tires of a medic truck. Also pushing journalists trying to do their j… https://t.co/Y1RZIDu1BT— Garrison Davis (@Garrison Davis) 1597304720.0
After slashing the Timbers Army medic truck tires, Officer #22 maced me and covered my trash grabber. Just trash… https://t.co/WlSbS3yOhp— TeamRaccoonPDX🦝 (@TeamRaccoonPDX🦝) 1597304515.0
Just witnessed PPB riot police stab the wheels out of a medic van as it tried to drive away in accordance with their orders— Arryn the Photographer (@Arryn the Photographer) 1597303878.0
@PortlandPolice slash the tires of the timbers army van while a protester attempts to stop them @NoPityVan… https://t.co/FCjTPoCVz1— Mathieu Lewis-Rolland (@Mathieu Lewis-Rolland) 1597314050.0