Anti-police brutality protests, clashes continue in Portland

Federal law enforcement officers detain a protester during a demonstration against the presence of federal law enforcement officers and racial inequality in Portland, Oregon, US, July 21, 2020. (Photo by Reuters)

Protesters and federal officers clashed again in Portland on Tuesday.

More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets waving signs against racism and chanting slogans. Federal officers launched tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd. The officers appeared to retreat by 0100 local (0800 GMT) and protesters appeared to leave shortly thereafter, according to local media.

US President Donald Trump and Department of Homeland Security officials have defended the efforts of officers in Portland as the city has faced prolonged demonstrations against racial injustice, saying they were trying to protect federal property.

Portland's mayor has protested the federal presence and Oregon's attorney general has filed a lawsuit, saying federal agents had seized and detained people without probable cause.

On Monday, Trump suggested he would send federal law enforcement agents into other cities, saying without presenting evidence that Democratic mayors in those places had failed to control crime.

(Source: Reuters)

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