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The protests in Portland have drawn international attention to race relations in the USA. The standoff between federal agents and protesters turned into a violent fight at night on Thursday. (AP)
The protests in Portland have drawn international attention to race relations in the USA. The standoff between federal agents and protesters turned into a violent fight at night on Thursday. (AP)
The ongoing anti-racism protests in the US were triggered by the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was smothered by a white policeman. The protests in Portland have been going on for 56 days. (AP)
The ongoing anti-racism protests in the US were triggered by the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was smothered by a white policeman. The protests in Portland have been going on for 56 days. (AP)
The protests took a violent turn when US president Donald Trump sent federal agents to control the protest and to protect federal statues from being demolished. (AFP)
The protests took a violent turn when US president Donald Trump sent federal agents to control the protest and to protect federal statues from being demolished. (AFP)
Trump's decision to send in federal forces sparked another row was seen as unnecessary and as a case of federal overreach. (AP)
Trump's decision to send in federal forces sparked another row was seen as unnecessary and as a case of federal overreach. (AP)
Federal officers fired tear gas canisters at Black Lives Matter demonstrators early on Friday, taking on a policing role typically reserved for local law enforcement. (AP)
Federal officers fired tear gas canisters at Black Lives Matter demonstrators early on Friday, taking on a policing role typically reserved for local law enforcement. (AP)
On Friday, U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest protesters. (AP)
On Friday, U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest protesters. (AP)
On Friday, a day after the Trump administration expanded the deployment of tactical police to Seattle as well, 18 Portland protesters were booked for charges ranging from assaulting policemen to arson and trespassing. (AP)
On Friday, a day after the Trump administration expanded the deployment of tactical police to Seattle as well, 18 Portland protesters were booked for charges ranging from assaulting policemen to arson and trespassing. (AP)
On Friday evening, thousands of protesters marched towards the federal courthouse that has been the centre of protests in Portland. (AP)
On Friday evening, thousands of protesters marched towards the federal courthouse that has been the centre of protests in Portland. (AP)
Reports say protesters vigorously shook the fence surrounding the courthouse, shot fireworks towards the building and threw glass bottles. These actions were met by federal agents using tear gas and flash bangs. (AP)
Reports say protesters vigorously shook the fence surrounding the courthouse, shot fireworks towards the building and threw glass bottles. These actions were met by federal agents using tear gas and flash bangs. (AP)
Federal agents used tear gas, less-lethal ammunition that left one person critically injured and other force to scatter protesters. (AP)
Federal agents used tear gas, less-lethal ammunition that left one person critically injured and other force to scatter protesters. (AP)
Agents have arrested 28 people so far this week, including seven from Thursday night’s protest. (AFP)
Agents have arrested 28 people so far this week, including seven from Thursday night’s protest. (AFP)