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The Minnesota police shooting of Daunte Wright reignited angry protests across many US cities Monday night — with a riot declared in Portland, Oregon, as a mob of hundreds attacked cops, according to officials.

At least 40 people were arrested during a second night of violence in Brooklyn Center, the city on the outskirts of Minneapolis where Wright was killed Sunday, and protesters gathered in other cities in a show of unity.

“Burn the precincts to the ground, in every city and every town!” a mob marching through Portland was filmed chanting.

There were also reports of demonstrations in Los Angeles, California, while areas of Seattle, Washington, were covered in anti-cop graffiti as black-clad protesters repeatedly blocked main roads, KIRO 7 said.

Photos also showed protesters, also in black clothes, streaming through a Washington, DC, subway station as hundreds gathered at the capital.

In the Big Apple, dozens of marchers shut down a portion of the Manhattan Bridge Monday night in what was mostly a peaceful protest.

Only one woman, a 22-year-old, was issued summonses, for obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a weapon for having pepper spray, the NYPD said.

However, Portland — the troubled city that saw the most turbulent protests in wake of George Floyd’s death last May — once again saw Antifa militants clash with cops and attempt to storm government buildings Monday night.

Police said reports first came from homeowners that people marching through their area were stealing rocks and landscaping bricks to use as weapons against police in the city center.

They then tried to storm the Penumbra Kelly Building, which houses offices for multiple law enforcement agencies, including Portland police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Portland Police reported that there was a crowd of “approximately 200 people, most acting aggressively toward police.”

“People [threw] glass bottles, frozen water bottles, rocks, ball bearings and other objects, and shot fireworks parallel to the ground in the direction of police and the building,” the department said, initially declaring it an unlawful gathering.

“The conduct of the crowd did not improve, and incident command declared a riot.”

Officers responded with munitions and flash-bang grenades, and at one point bull-rushed protesters, pushing them to the ground and macing them, The Oregonian reported.

Elsewhere in the city, a group cut through a chain-link fence to access a parking lot at the historic building that houses Portland Police Bureau traffic offices at the same time as the riot was happening, the force said.

The suspects, who fled before officers responded, had smashed windows and slashed tires of several police vehicles.

In Seattle — another hotbed of violent protests last year — police warned people to avoid an area where protesters were repeatedly blocking traffic.

Photos shared by police showed graffiti including “BLM” and the anti-police phrase, “F–k 12.”

In DC, photos showed a large group of black-clad protesters leaping over turnstiles at a metro station as hundreds protested Monday night, Fox 5 said.

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