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Portland protest peaceful after federal presence reduced

Racial Injustice Portland
Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 15:13:40-04

PORTLAND, Ore. -- More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced.

In a news release early Saturday, the Portland Police Bureau described the crowd as subdued and said there was no police interaction with protesters.

The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration.