Chaos In Portland
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As U.S. protests continue over police violence and racism, some of them have been met with a federal response. One such place is Portland, Oregon, where local officials believe the presence of federal agents is doing more harm than good. But President Trump has defended his decision to deploy them, calling the protesters, who have been mostly peaceful, “anarchists.” John Yang reports, in the video “Trump’s deployment of federal agents to quell Portland protests draws local ire“, below:
The story of what’s happening in downtown Portland is being told two different ways. And at some point, it comes down to who you believe, in the video “Who do you believe? Federal officers or Portland protesters“, below:
Portland Police declared a riot late Saturday night says protesters broke into the Portland Police Association office, lighting it on fire. It was put out shortly later. Protests have roiled the city for several weeks. President Trump sent in federal agents to protect federal property and restore order, in the video “Portland Protesters Set Building on Fire“, below:
On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, U.S. Homeland Security officials are standing by what they say are efforts to bring peace and order to Portland, Oregon, where protests continue without any sign of slowing, in the video “Portland Protests: U.S. Officials Urge Protesters To Stay Away From Violent Activities“, below:
Peaceful protesters are advised to stay away from violent activities near the courthouse on a nightly basis.
Video shows protesters demonstrating for Black lives matter outside of a Portland courthouse. A group of women form a “wall of moms” and stand as a shield for the protesters, in the video “
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, has demanded that Donald Trump remove camouflage-clad federal agents deployed to the city after they attacked Black Lives Matter protesters and some detained people far from the federal property they were sent to protect, in the video “Portland mayor demands removal of camouflage-clad agents detaining protesters“, below:
Chris David, a Navy veteran who was struck by unmarked officers in Portland during a protest, speaks to CNN’s Brianna Keilar. CNN has reached out to the US Marshals and has not heard back, in the video “Veteran discusses getting hit by unmarked police in Portland“, below:
It is an unfortunate circumstance for all to be in: federal agents who are under highly stressful situation, fearful of being outnumbered, end up behaving inappropriately. It is best for peaceful protesters to simply stay home or protest away from the courthouse for their own safety. If you do not feel your elected officials are listening to you, then vote them out of the office. Damaging federal property is not the answer. The point of the election is to have the revolution without bloodshed.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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