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US Thousands gather outside Portland central police precinct

12:43  24 july  2020
12:43  24 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Chicago won't see 'Portland-style deployment' of federal agents, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

  Chicago won't see 'Portland-style deployment' of federal agents, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that President Donald Trump would not be deploying unnamed federal officers to the city."What I understand at this point, and I caveat that, is that the Trump administration is not going to foolishly deploy unnamed agents to the streets of Chicago," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday. "We have information that allows us to say, at least at this point, that we don’t see a Portland-style deployment coming to Chicago.

Outside the central police precinct , demonstrators waved their cell phone lights as Lindseth led them in a broken rendition of "We Shall Overcome." But the situation turned ugly after midnight as a small group of people moved toward the federal courthouse and tried to remove the fence around the

The Portland Police Precinct first noticed the tampering and tweeted for the subjects to stop and Fortunately, officers from the Portland police precinct were able to reach the door that was locked Protestors tampering with @PortlandPolice central precinct . This group is not affiliated with the

By Deborah Bloom

a group of people performing on stage in front of a crowd: Protest against racial inequality in Portland © Reuters/TWITTER/GRAVEMORGAN Protest against racial inequality in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Thousands of Black Lives Matter demonstrators crowded outside the central police precinct in Portland on Thursday evening as protests continued for a 56th consecutive day.

a group of people in a dark room with smoke coming out of it: Protest against racial inequality in Portland © Reuters/TWITTER/GRAVEMORGAND Protest against racial inequality in Portland

"I'm so inspired to see a sea of people who don't look like me who are saying Black Lives Matter," said Damany Iqwe, referring to the majority-white crowd.

Federal agents vs. demonstrators in Portland, Ore.

  Federal agents vs. demonstrators in Portland, Ore. The actions of federal law enforcement officers at protests in Oregon's largest city are raising the prospect of a constitutional crisis.

Outside the central police precinct , demonstrators waved their cell phone lights as Lindseth led them in a broken rendition of "We Shall Overcome." But the situation turned ugly after midnight as a small group of people moved toward the federal courthouse and tried to remove the fence around the

Thousands of protesters clash with federal police at Portland courthouse. An estimated crowd of 2000 people protested outside the U.S. courthouse in Demonstrators in downtown Portland tried breaking into the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct and the federal courthouse late Tuesday night

Iqwe, 43, is a Black man who grew up in Portland, Oregon, and has frequently attended protests that have continued since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

"Five or six times I've been stopped, detained and questioned by police for looking like a suspect," Iqwe said. "This city is one of the most systematically racist places to live in as a Black man."

a group of people in a dark room with smoke coming out of it: Protest against racial inequality in Portland © Reuters/TWITTER/GRAVEMORGAND Protest against racial inequality in Portland

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it would investigate the use of force by federal agents against protesters in Portland after another night of unrest in which Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear-gassed.

The investigations follow public anger over the deployment of federal border patrol officers to Portland against the wishes of local officials, and President Donald Trump's administration has said it is sending a similar contingent to Seattle.

'This is not a dictatorship!': Portland pushes back harder against Trump, federal agents

  'This is not a dictatorship!': Portland pushes back harder against Trump, federal agents President Donald Trump sent federal agents to Portland to crack down on protesters. His move appears to have backfired and energized activists.“Feds go home! Feds go home! Get out of our city!” the 22-year-old man shouted.

An estimated crowd of 2,000 people protested outside the U.S. courthouse in Portland Monday night, leading to federal officers once again using force to clear the area. Shortly after midnight, federal officers began firing gas canisters and other projectiles into the crowd from behind a wooden structure

Thirty days after George Floyd was killed, hundreds of protesters gathered and barricaded the streets outside of Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct .

Earlier on Thursday, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order barring federal law enforcement from using force against journalists and legal observers at the Portland protests. This followed a lawsuit filed on behalf of journalists whom federal agents had hit with non-lethal "impact munitions."

Demonstrators and local officials see the deployment of federal agents in Portland as a political ploy by Trump to drum up a "law and order" campaign as he faces an uphill re-election battle.

Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has said all federal agents have been making lawful arrests and properly identifying themselves as law enforcement.

Wheeler, a Democrat, has called the intervention an abuse of federal power and said it was escalating the violence.

(Reporting by Deborah Bloom in Portland, Additional reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru, Editing by Gerry Doyle and Timothy Heritage)

Homeland Security gathered intelligence on journalists covering Portland protests .
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ordered an investigation into agency's intelligence unit which assembled reports on journalists in Portland.The reports focused on the reporters' use of leaked information about the agency's operations in Portland where the federal deployment was denounced by local leaders and where officers had clashed nightly with protesters.

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