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Portland mayor mocked for ‘welcome back’ festival after riots between police and BLM protesters

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has been mocked for hosting a 'welcome back' festival after the city was ravaged by protests and violence for more than a year

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has been mocked for hosting a ‘welcome back’ festival with roller-skating and music after the city was ravaged by protests and violence for more than a year. ‘Welcome Back to the Heart of Portland!’ includes free concerts, pop-up markets and light displays in the Oregon city which has been besieged by BLM…

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Portland in flames AGAIN: BLM rioters hurl frozen bottles, launch fireworks and torch dumpsters

A dumpster burns outside Portland's Multnomah County Justice Center after BLM rioters set it on fire last night

Portland in flames AGAIN: BLM rioters hurl frozen bottles at police, launch fireworks and torch dumpsters as city descends into chaos on anniversary of George Floyd’s death Rioters hurled projectiles at officers, launched fireworks and set fire to dumpsters in Portland as George Floyd commemoration descended into chaos Around 200 gathered outside the city’s justice…

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Malik Fard Muhammed Molotov cocktail thrower who lobbed firebombs directly Portland police arrested

Malik Fard Muhammed, 24, was arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana on multiple warrants, including attempted murder and other charges over two firebomb attacks

A man from Indiana has been arrested in connection with a firebomb that was thrown towards a police car while the Portland protests were in full swing last summer.  Malik Muhammed, 24, was arrested on Friday and charged with attempted aggravated murder, attempted assault in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, unlawful…

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Portland officials call for end to violence after nearly 9 months of protests – National

Click to play video: 'America Votes 2020: Destruction in Portland, Ore. expected despite results'

Leaders and elected officials in Portland, Oregon, came together Monday to demand an end to violence, criminal destruction and intimidation by “anarchists” as destructive protests continue in the city. For nearly nine months protesters have called for police reform and an end to systemic racism in Portland, which has become a key city in the…

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Portland protester who was filmed beating man unconscious is sentenced to nearly 2 years in jail

Marquise Love (left) brutally kicked and punched Adam Haner (center on ground) during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Oregon on August 16

Portland protester who was filmed beating man unconscious is sentenced to nearly 2 years in jail Marquise Love, 26, was given 20 months in jail for the brutal viral video attack He will also serve 36 months probation and have an alcohol abuse evaluation  He apologised to Adam Haner, who was left with two black…

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Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tensions amid ongoing protests – National

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The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups. Friends and family identified the dead man as Kevin E. Peterson Jr., 21, and said he was a former high school football player and the…

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Tear gas used against Portland protesters poses local health risk, lawsuit alleges – National

Click to play video 'Portland protests: Police arrest more than 20 demonstrators overnight'

Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains. Amid allegations that human health and the environment are suffering the consequences, five environmental groups represented by the ACLU of Oregon and others…

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John Malkovich’s son is arrested at protest in Portland

John Malkovich¿s son was arrested at a protest in Portland , Oregon on Friday night.

EXCLUSIVE: John Malkovich’s son is arrested at protest in Portland as the city braces for its 100th night of demonstrations Actor’s son Loewy, 28, is accused of interfering with a peace officer and disorderly conduct in the second degree He is among 27 arrested at the demonstration in Portland on Friday  The protest was attended…

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Protests in Portland to reach 100th consecutive day this weekend – National

Protests in Portland to reach 100th consecutive day this weekend - National

Law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly Friday night after protesters marched through the streets of Portland on to a police building, where officers stood waiting outside. A few hundred demonstrators had met at Kenton Park before making their way to the Portland Police Association building, where police warned protesters to stay off the streets and…

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Oregon state police leave Portland after 2-week assignment – National

Oregon state police leave Portland after 2-week assignment - National

Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those…

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Police declare unlawful assembly in Portland as protests continue – National

Police declare unlawful assembly in Portland as protests continue - National

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon’s largest city and threw bottles toward officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended…

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Portland protesters help keep peace after federal agents withdraw from city – National

Portland protesters help keep peace after federal agents withdraw from city - National

Portland had its first day without tear gas in weeks after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that had become a battleground for agitators and tactical units. Agents withdrew under a deal between Oregon’s governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that saw escalating violence and a clash between Republican…

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Trump threatens to send National Guard to Portland if violent protests continue

President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the National Guard to quell Portland protests during a speech in Midland, Texas on Wednesday afternoon - hours after he backed down and agreed to remove federal troops from the city

President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the National Guard to quell Portland protests in an apparent attempt to save face hours after he backed down and agreed to remove federal troops from the city.  Trump once again decried ‘agitators and anarchists’ in Portland during an address in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon following the…

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Wall of Moms: Mothers form human shield to protect Portland protesters – National

Wall of Moms: Mothers form human shield to protect Portland protesters - National

Mothers came together in Portland, Ore., to form a human shield — a Wall of Moms — to protect activists protesting the treatment of Black people in the U.S. Protests over police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of George Floyd‘s death have been ongoing for more than 50 days. Read more: Portland protests…

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