More Tips On Rioters Sought Including Assault On Driver

Jun 26, 2020

Nearly a month after a destructive riot erupted in downtown Eugene, police are asking for leads on those involved.

Footage from a rideshare driver's videocam shows people who blocked her from an on-ramp May 29th, 2020. EPD investigators are seeking tips on those involved.
Credit EPD

May 29th saw a peaceful march for George Floyd devolve into looting, burned dumpsters, and trashed businesses.  

In one incident captured on video, a rideshare driver and her two passengers were blocked from entering the Washington street ramp onto eastbound I-105.  Rioters surrounded her car and smashed its rear window.  The passengers fled.  When the driver exited, the mob punched her in the face and stomach, before knocking her to the pavement.

Footage from a rideshare driver's videocam shows people who blocked her from an on-ramp May 29th, 2020. EPD investigators are seeking tips on those involved.

The woman was able to return to her vehicle and escape the scene. Eugene-Springfield Fire EMS transported her to a local hospital for treatment.

Eugene Police have provided footage of the rioting that occurred from May 29th into the early morning of the 30th. 

Tips on those involved in the assault – and other incidents from that night – can call 1-541-262-5388.

One man involved in an armed robbery during the looting of a business complex has been arrested.

Witnesses say the majority of rioters and looters were young and white, and not associated with the Black Lives Matter activists.  Many begged the violence to stop and not detract from their calls for justice reform and black empowerment.

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