Portland reached its 100th night of anti-racism protests on Saturday with spat of Molotov cocktails that lit on person on fire and the home of Pittsburgh's mayor was surrounded by residents demanding the police be defunded as a swath of demonstrations sparked across the country.
Labor Day weekend kicked-ff with Black Lives Matter demonstrations taking place in numerous cities across the United States as residents continue to decry racial inequality, police brutality and the deaths of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.
In Portland, the whitest city in the United States, hundreds of protesters continued to clash with law enforcement as nearly 30 people were arrested, a swarm of fireworks were launched into the air and one person caught on fire from a deployed Molotov cocktail.
In Pittsburgh, officers were forced to stand guard outside Mayor Bill Peduto's home as a group of demonstrators gathered outside his home with lights and bells as they called for action against local law enforcement.
Further down south, just under 20 people were arrested on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida, during protests after a Leon County Grand Jury ruled that three officer-involved shootings were justified.
And anti-Trump group Refuse Fascism staged a series of protests across the United States on Saturday, as America's chaotic and turbulent summer continued.
At least eight cities in the United States held anti-racism. Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday at the city of Portland marked its 100th night of demonstrations since May
Police advance on protesters to clear a street after a Molotov cocktail was thrown on the 100th consecutive night of protests against police violence and racial inequality Portland
A woman is seen among damaged umbrellas during a protest over the death of a Black man, Daniel Prude, after police put a spit hood over his head during an arrest on March 23, in Rochester, New York
Demonstrators take cover behind umbrellas as police officers secure the area during a protest over the death of a Black man, Daniel Prude, after police put a spit hood over his head during an arrest in Rochester
Police advance on protesters as fireworks are deployed to clear a street on the 100th consecutive night of protests against police violence and racial inequality
On Saturday, the spirit of protest remained strong as hundreds carrying signs, donning helmets and waving Black Lives Matter flags descended upon Portland for the 100th night of demonstrations.
Around midnight, the Portland Police Bureau noted that people were marching near Ventura Park as part of 'unpermitted' demonstration.
But just minutes later, authorities noted that some groups were engaging in 'tumultuous and violent conduct' and labeled the demonstration a 'riot.'
'Portland Police note that persons on Southeast Stark are engaging in tumultuous and violent conduct thereby intentionally or recklessly creating a grave risk of causing public alarm,' they said.
'This is a riot. Police are giving announcements to disperse People are throwing Molotov cocktails.'
Photos and video taken from the demonstration show a number of Molotov cocktails being launched into roadways as a small army of officers stand nearby.
During the 100th night of protest in Portland, a man's shoes caught on fire after some people launched Molotov cocktails into roadways
In one video, officers implore residents to disperse from the area as Molotov cocktails crash against the pavement and fire erupts.
'This has been declared an unlawful assembly,' officers say. 'All persons immediately leave the area. Failure to adhere to this order may subject you too arrest, citation or the use of crowd control agents including but not limited to tear gas and, or impact weapons.'
Seconds later, a second Molotov cocktail is thrown but drops dangerously close to a protester standing in the roadway.
A wave a gasps are heard as a man rushes out of the inferno with both his feet on fire. The man desperately tries to kick the fire away but needs assistance from other demonstrators.
'Stop, drop and roll!' one person shouts. The man on fire rolls across the ground but is forced to take his shoes off as the fire continues to burn the fabric.
After that, footage shows a 'war' erupting in Portland as loud fireworks are blasted into the air, smoke from the Molotov cocktails billow and the line of officers move in on the protesters.
Pictured: several fellow protesters try to put out a fire on one man's shoes after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a roadway Saturday night in Portland, Oregon
The Portland Police Bureau revealed in a press release that 27 people were arrested between Friday night and Saturday morning after protesters refused to vacate area.
The march began in Kenton Park on Friday, a common site for previous protests, before winding towards the Portland Police Association building.
Officers reportedly used stun grenades, shot impact munitions and smoke devices to clear the demonstrators.
The Oregonian reports that traces of blood were visible on the ground where officers had pinned and detained residents.
'After rocks were thrown at officers, an unlawful assembly was declared at the Portland Police Association offices in North Portland, and numerous arrests were made,' the department said in the statement.
Authorities claimed they waited 90 minutes for deescalation methods before making any arrests.
Fireworks and Molotov cocktails were launched on Saturday as law enforcement and anti-racism demonstrators clashed for the 100th night in a row this year
The Portland Police Bureau revealed in a press release that 27 people were arrested between Friday night and Saturday morning after protesters refused to vacate area
'Officers began to make targeted arrests and in some cases moved the crowd back and kept them out of the street. Several times officers pulled back and allowed members of the assembly an opportunity to leave,' the statement read.
According to the statement, the majority of those arrested were from Portland, but one man was from West Virginia and another from Washington state.
Michael Reinoehl, 48, was shot dead by members of a federal task force in Washington, after they attempted to apprehend him on murder charges in the killing of Aaron 'Jay' Danielson, 39.
Danielson was allegedly shot in the chest by Reinoehl after clashes between Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters broke out during a rally in Portland.Pittsburgh
The Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was confronted over his city's policies and law enforcement at his home Saturday night by upset residents.
Around 100 people met in the East Liberty neighborhood for 'Civil Saturdays,' the name given to their continued protests, they traveled through downtown.
The Post-Gazzette reports that Saturday's demonstration was meant to disrupt restaurant diners and residents with a call for Black Lives Matter.
'Out of the bars and into the streets,' the group chanted.
The eventually rounded to the home of Mayor Bill Peduto after criminal charges were filed against four protest leaders.
People outside his home held signs reading 'Defund the Police' and flashed flashlights into windows.
At one point, protest leader Nique Craft stood in front of an apartment building to address residents watching the protest from their balconies.
'Four people were arrested just for doing exactly this,' she said.
Tensions flared on the trek to Peduto's home after one restaurant employee reportedly told members of the protest to 'go back to their own country.'
Once outside Peduto's home, demonstrators were met with a half-dozen Pittsburgh police officers standing in front of the mayor's door.
After standing there for a short time, Post-Gazzette reports that officers began putting on their riot helmets.
'I don’t see a riot here why are you in riot gear?' protesters chanted in response.
The group eventually left Peduto's home and the demonstration peacefully dispersed just after 10pm.Rochester
Residents in Rochester, New York, gathered for the fourth night in a row to protest the death of Daniel Prude, a 29-year-old black man who was shot seven times in the back by law enforcement.
Police used batons, pepper balls and tear gas to push back about 2,000 protesters who marched toward the Public Safety Building on Saturday night, chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “Daniel Prude” - a reference to the Black man who died after an encounter with police in March.
The Rochester Police Department said in a statement that protesters had ignored their orders to disperse, and that some hurled bottles, rocks and