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USA: BLM protesters burn US flag during Portland demo02:20

USA: BLM protesters burn US flag during Portland demo

United States, Portland
September 20, 2020 at 16:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Black Lives Matter protesters set the US flag alight as they hit the streets of Portland for another round of demonstrations on Saturday night.

Protesters marched with drums, while chanting anti-racist slogans and criticising Mayor Ted Wheeler.

Demonstrators later gathered outside the Portland police department's Central Precinct police station, which protesters went on to daub with graffiti.

Protests against police brutality and racism have been taking place in the city and across the US since late May, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a police officer.

The long-running demonstrations had resumed on Friday, after being paused since September 9 amid poor air quality due wildfires in neighbouring Oregon.

USA: BLM protesters burn US flag during Portland demo02:20
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Black Lives Matter protesters set the US flag alight as they hit the streets of Portland for another round of demonstrations on Saturday night.

Protesters marched with drums, while chanting anti-racist slogans and criticising Mayor Ted Wheeler.

Demonstrators later gathered outside the Portland police department's Central Precinct police station, which protesters went on to daub with graffiti.

Protests against police brutality and racism have been taking place in the city and across the US since late May, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a police officer.

The long-running demonstrations had resumed on Friday, after being paused since September 9 amid poor air quality due wildfires in neighbouring Oregon.

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