Federal agents in unmarked cars, 'wall of moms': What we know about what's happening in Portland. The Oregon city has seen nightly protests for nearly two months following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The presence of federal authorities in the city has ramped up ever since June, and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf last Thursday during a visit to the city called the demonstrators "Violent anarchists." Source 8j.
Overnight in Portland: Mayor gets tear-gassed as feds, demonstrators clash. Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear-gassed by federal officers along with a large crowd of protesters late Wednesday after he tried for hours to calm down activists demanding police reform and calling for federal authorities to withdraw from the city. Protests there have drawn hundreds of local activists nearly every night since the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day. Ref. USAToday.
Portland police declare a riot, protestors attack federal courthouse as demonstrations against racial injustice continue across the US. Confrontations between activists and federal officers have escalated for more than a week in Portland, Oregon, with protesters throwing objects at the officers. Ref. USAToday.