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Portland protesters breach fence around federal courthouse

Racial Injustice Portland
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 10:49:25-04

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Authorities have declared a riot early Sunday in Portland, Oregon, where protesters breached a fence surrounding the city's federal courthouse where U.S. agents have been stationed.

Thousands of people had been gathered since Saturday as nightly demonstrations over George Floyd’s killing and the presence of the federal agents sent by President Donald Trump showed no signs of abating.

Police say people downtown got violent early Sunday.

Protesters were ordered to leave and teargas was deployed to clear the area.

Trump has said he sent federal agents to halt the unrest but state and local officials say they are making the situation worse.