Portland Continues To Spiral as Violence Moves Away from Fed Courthouse

Article Link: https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-portland-continues-spiral-violence-moves-away-fed-courthouse/

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Police and protesters in Portland, Oregon, have clashed for the second night in a row and the city’s police chief says the ongoing violence is harming the city’s image. The high-profile clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since the Trump administration sent federal agents to protect the building. But the turmoil on the streets has continued miles away as protesters calling to defund the local police force get into confrontations with officers late at night. Officers on Wednesday night clashed with protesters outside a precinct station six miles from the courthouse after they removed what they initially believed was an explosive device but later determined was not explosive.