Portland protests: Federal officers use gas,munitions against people

Portland demonstrators were attacked by gas and munitions when they amassed to decry police violence against Black Americans amid growing attention from Trump administration.

Iran PressAmerica: Portland demonstrators reacted Thursday to a wave of national attention from President Donald Trump and his administration by once again amassing throughout the city to decry police violence against Black Americans.

Federal officers responded to one late-night demonstration downtown by using gas, smoke and impact munitions to press protesters away from two federal buildings. The confrontation between federal officers and protesters came hours after the interim Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf arrived in Portland to meet with federal law enforcement officials.

According to USA Today. Federal law enforcement officers have used unmarked vehicles to detain protesters in Portland, according to news reports and at least one protester who spoke to USA TODAY.

Protesters in Portland  defy racism in the US

Videos shared online show officers driving up to people, detaining them without explanation, then driving off, Oregon Public Broadcasting first reported. The ACLU filed a lawsuit Friday evening to try and end what it called "lawlessness" on the streets of Portland.

The lawsuit, the first of multiple to be filed against the Trump administration in Portland, seeks to block DHS and other agencies from attacking journalists and legal observers at protests.

The death of George Floyd, 46, a black man who died on 25 May after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis, across the United States, and around the world and show one of the US old problems; human rights violation, police brutality and racism especially against African Americans.


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