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USA: Hundreds gather in Portland for another night of protests01:12

USA: Hundreds gather in Portland for another night of protests

United States, Portland
August 1, 2020 at 05:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters gathered near the Multnomah County Justice Center on Friday night for the 65th consecutive night of demonstrations in Portland, just one day after federal officers began their phased withdrawal and Oregon State Police assumed control of federal buildings in the city.

In contrast to previous nights full of tear gas and explosions, the demonstrators quietly convened around a platform to listen to speakers, and there were reportedly no interventions from law enforcement.

The presence of federal officers had reignited tensions in the city in recent weeks, leading to multiple injuries and scenes of violence as demonstrations became increasingly militant.

According to authorities, the Oregon State Police will continue managing security in the city for at least two weeks, in collaboration with the Portland Police Bureau.

USA: Hundreds gather in Portland for another night of protests01:12
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Protesters gathered near the Multnomah County Justice Center on Friday night for the 65th consecutive night of demonstrations in Portland, just one day after federal officers began their phased withdrawal and Oregon State Police assumed control of federal buildings in the city.

In contrast to previous nights full of tear gas and explosions, the demonstrators quietly convened around a platform to listen to speakers, and there were reportedly no interventions from law enforcement.

The presence of federal officers had reignited tensions in the city in recent weeks, leading to multiple injuries and scenes of violence as demonstrations became increasingly militant.

According to authorities, the Oregon State Police will continue managing security in the city for at least two weeks, in collaboration with the Portland Police Bureau.

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