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👮🏻 Black Lives Matter protests turn violent: Seattle, Austin & More!
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Black Lives Matter protests turn violent: One shot dead during march in Austin as youth detention center and police precinct are torched in Seattle and demonstrators gather again in Portland amid standoff with feds


    A protester was shot and killed in a shooting at a protest in Texas Saturday night
    Shocking footage showed people marching in downtown Austin when gunfire rang out
    In Seattle, cops declared the protests 'riots' Saturday afternoon after unrest broke out in the city
    People vandalized and set fire to the East Police Precinct and a juvenile detention facility
    Portland demonstrators chanted 'feds get out' outside the Marriott, where they believe officers are staying
    Tensions mounted in Chicago, with protests taking place all across the Windy City Saturday 
    Federal agents have so far been sent to Portland, Chicago and Seattle as part of Trump's law and order sweep
    Cities that have so far avoided the wrath of the feds also ramped up protests Saturday night
    New Yorkers clashed with NYPD officers in the Big Apple and several were arrested in downtown LA

By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail.com and Alan Butterfield In Portland, Oregon For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:52 EDT, 25 July 2020 | Updated: 05:35 EDT, 26 July 2020

 

A Black Lives Matter protester has been shot dead during a march in Austin, as a youth detention center and police precinct have been torched in Seattle and demonstrators gather again in Portland amid stand-offs with Donald Trump's federal agents.

One protester was shot and killed when gunshots were fired during a protest in downtown Austin, Texas, Saturday night.

Shocking footage showed people marching along the street holding banners demanding an end to police brutality and racism when loud shots rang out.   

This comes as protests gathered steam across several US cities Saturday, two months on from the Memorial Day 'murder' of George Floyd and in a show of solidarity for Portland where demonstrators and federal agents have clashed ever since Trump sent federal troops in.   

The president has so far deployed federal agents to Portland, Seattle and Chicago.

The streets of Seattle turned violent Saturday when protesters set fire to a youth detention center and a police precinct, leading cops to declare protests had turned into 'riots' that afternoon. 

Portland geared up for its 59th night of unrest Saturday with swathes of demonstrators marching from the federal building to the Portland Marriott where they believe federal officers are staying, in the wake of a violent night Friday that ended with at least one person stabbed.

Meanwhile, tensions mounted in Chicago, with protests taking place all across the Windy City Saturday including a Back the Blue rally in support of cops, while residents brace for the force of the feds.

Cities that have so far avoided the wrath of the feds also ramped up protests Saturday night with police cruisers being damaged in New York and Los Angeles police issuing a citywide tactical alert to get more cops on standby for escalating unrest.
AUSTIN: A protester has been shot dead during a march in Austin Saturday night as tensions mount across the US
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AUSTIN: A protester has been shot dead during a march in Austin Saturday night as tensions mount across the US
SEATTLE: The streets of Seattle turned violent Saturday when protesters set fire to a youth detention center and a police precinct, leading cops to declare protests had turned into 'riots' that afternoon
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SEATTLE: The streets of Seattle turned violent Saturday when protesters set fire to a youth detention center and a police precinct, leading cops to declare protests had turned into 'riots' that afternoon
PORTLAND: Portland geared up for its 59th night of unrest Saturday with swathes of demonstrators marching from the federal building to the Portland Marriott where they believe federal officers are staying, in the wake of a violent night Friday that ended with at least one person stabbed
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PORTLAND: Portland geared up for its 59th night of unrest Saturday with swathes of demonstrators marching from the federal building to the Portland Marriott where they believe federal officers are staying, in the wake of a violent night Friday that ended with at least one person stabbed
CHICAGO: Tensions mounted in Chicago, with protests taking place all across the Windy City Saturday including a Back the Blue rally in support of cops, while residents brace for the force of the feds
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CHICAGO: Tensions mounted in Chicago, with protests taking place all across the Windy City Saturday including a Back the Blue rally in support of cops, while residents brace for the force of the feds
NEW YORK: New York Police Department officers clash with demonstrators during a 'Solidarity with Portland' protest
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NEW YORK: New York Police Department officers clash with demonstrators during a 'Solidarity with Portland' protest
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Austin

Austin police confirmed that an adult male was shot and killed near an intersection in the city's downtown around 9:52 p.m. during the protest Saturday night.

Social media footage shows demonstrators marching through the streets shouting 'black lives' and waving banners reading 'BLM' before several shots are fired.

Screams are heard and the video loses focus as protesters run for cover from the scene.

Senior Police Officer Katerina Ratcliff said in a late night press conference that cops were on the scene monitoring the protest when shots rang out in the area.

Initial reports indicate the victim was carrying a rifle and approached the suspect's vehicle, who then opened fire fatally shooting the man.     

Medics on the scene performed CPR on the man and he was taken to hospital in a critical condition, where he was pronounced dead soon after.

Austin police said the suspect had been detained and that no other injuries were reported.
AUSTIN: One protester was shot and killed and several other people were injured when gunshots were fired during a protest in downtown Austin, Texas, Saturday night
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AUSTIN: One protester was shot and killed and several other people were injured when gunshots were fired during a protest in downtown Austin, Texas, Saturday night
AUSTIN: Shocking footage showed people marching along the street holding banners demanding an end to police brutality and racism when loud shots rung out
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AUSTIN: Shocking footage showed people marching along the street holding banners demanding an end to police brutality and racism when loud shots rung out
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Seattle   

In Seattle, violence flared long before nightfall when people went on a rampage, torching buildings in the city, while a Wall of Moms and Vets took to the streets vowing to protect demonstrators from law enforcement.

Around 2,000 people descended on the city as protests that had tempered following the dismantling of the CHOP zone earlier this month inflamed once more, after Trump said he was sending in federal troops as part of his sweeping law and order takeover in cities across the nation.   

Seattle police declared the protest in Seattle a 'riot' just before 4:30 p.m. local time Saturday afternoon as people vandalized the East Police Precinct, set a small fire and an explosive was let off inside the building.

Surveillance cameras were damaged in the onslaught, while some demonstrators tried to tear down a fence protecting the precinct.

'Individuals spray painting on East Precinct at 12th and Pine and attempting to disable cameras and damage fence perimeter around building,' Seattle Police Department tweeted.

'Due to the ongoing damage and public safety risks associated with this incident, SPD is declaring it a riot.'

The construction site of the new King County Juvenile Detention Facility was also engulfed in flames after a group marched on the building demanding it be closed before setting fire to the area.

Firefighters fought to tackle the raging flames billowing out of the construction area at 12th Avenue and Jefferson Street.   
SEATTLE: Cops have declared a Seattle protest a riot as a youth detention center is engulfed in flames (pictured) and a Wall of Moms and Vets have taken to the streets to protect demonstrators from law enforcement
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SEATTLE: Cops have declared a Seattle protest a riot as a youth detention center is engulfed in flames (pictured) and a Wall of Moms and Vets have taken to the streets to protect demonstrators from law enforcement
SEATTLE: Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center, Saturday
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SEATTLE: Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center, Saturday
SEATTLE: Fire crews battle to put out the blaze as the city descends into carnage Saturday afternoon
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SEATTLE: Fire crews battle to put out the blaze as the city descends into carnage Saturday afternoon

    I have shifted up to Seattle today to follow a large demonstration that's in solidarity with Portland.

    I'd estimate a crowd of 2,000 already. They just torched construction buildings at the site of a new youth detention center.

    Meanwhile, feds are here https://t.co/rPuSTAuKkt pic.twitter.com/jWvFqipRo4
    — Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) July 25, 2020

Law enforcement hit back at the crowds using flashbangs to get people to disperse, hours after a federal judge temporarily blocked a new law banning cops from using pepper spray and other crowd control tools.

Protesters were tear-gassed and thrown to the ground as tensions escalated and a wall of cops pushed them back along the streets.

At least 45 people have been arrested and 21 cops were injured, including one who was rushed to hospital after an explosive went off on his leg.

There was still no sign of Trump's federal troops in the early hours of Sunday despite the repeated threats from the president that his agents would restore law and order in Democrat-led cities.

A so-called 'Wall of Moms' joined the Seattle protests - in solidarity with the similar 'walls' that have sprung up in Portland over the last week.

Mothers in Portland have come out in force every night since Saturday sporting their signature yellow t-shirts and bike helmets and forming human barricades to protect Black Lives Matter protesters from federal agents sent into the city.
SEATTLE: Police pepper spray protesters Saturday near the Seattle Central Community College in Seattle
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SEATTLE: Police pepper spray protesters Saturday near the Seattle Central Community College in Seattle
SEATTLE: The construction site of the new King County Juvenile Detention Facility at 12th Avenue and Jefferson Street was also engulfed in flames after a group marched on the building demanding it be closed before setting fire to the area
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SEATTLE: The construction site of the new King County Juvenile Detention Facility at 12th Avenue and Jefferson Street was also engulfed in flames after a group marched on the building demanding it be closed before setting fire to the area
SEATTLE: A firefighter turns on a hydrant as construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center
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SEATTLE: A firefighter turns on a hydrant as construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center
SEATTLE: Smoke billows from the detention center in the afternoon as tensions escalate in the city
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SEATTLE: Smoke billows from the detention center in the afternoon as tensions escalate in the city
Seattle police declared the protest in Seattle a 'riot' just before 4:30 p.m. local time Saturday
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Seattle police declared the protest in Seattle a 'riot' just before 4:30 p.m. local time Saturday
SEATTLE: Seattle Police officers stand near vandalized cars at the King County Juvenile Detention Center which is up in flames
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SEATTLE: Seattle Police officers stand near vandalized cars at the King County Juvenile Detention Center which is up in flames
SEATTLE: Raging flames were billowing out of the new youth detention center Saturday afternoon, as crowds of around 2,000 descended on the city and some set fire to buildings
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SEATTLE: Raging flames were billowing out of the new youth detention center Saturday afternoon, as crowds of around 2,000 descended on the city and some set fire to buildings
SEATTLE: Protests that had tempered in Seattle following the dismantling of the CHOP zone earlier this month have inflamed once more
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SEATTLE: Protests that had tempered in Seattle following the dismantling of the CHOP zone earlier this month have inflamed once more

They were joined Friday night by a new 'Wall of Vets' who said they decided to take action after shocking footage emerged showing federal agents tear gassing and beating Navy veteran Christopher David, 53, last weekend.

The Seattle group of women sported yellow bands reading 'Mom' as they marched toward the area by the detention center Saturday afternoon, while veteran protesters held up signs reading #WallofVets.

The group wrote on Twitter that they were attacked by Seattle cops and 'unmarked federal contractors' in broad daylight while protesting peacefully.

'We marched peacefully until SPD & unmarked Federal Contractors tear gassed a bunch of moms, allies and Youth today,' the Wall of Moms Seattle group wrote.

'In broad daylight. With no provocation from peaceful media, or marchers. All Moms (and allies) know we can do better than this.'

Shocking footage on Twitter showed peaceful protesters marching through the streets as explosions rang out behind them.

Several people broke out into a run before protesters appeared to realize it was cops following them with gas canisters.
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SEATTLE: Protesters marched on the East Police Precinct. Some vandalized the precinct and set a fire inside
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SEATTLE: Protesters marched on the East Police Precinct. Some vandalized the precinct and set a fire inside
SEATTLE: Protests have grown again since Donald Trump said he was sending in federal troops as part of his sweeping law and order takeover in cities across the nation
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SEATTLE: Protests have grown again since Donald Trump said he was sending in federal troops as part of his sweeping law and order takeover in cities across the nation

Much of the group had dispersed by early evening with a smaller crowd of protesters and law enforcement facing off against each other near the police precinct soon after 7 p.m. before tensions bubbled over again.

Standoffs continued into the night in what used to be the CHOP zone - the 'autonomous zone' occupied by protesters around a police precinct.

Protests demanding an end to police brutality and racism have taken place in Seattle for two months now, ever since the Memorial Day 'murder' of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white cop. 

Tensions in the city had simmered down following the removal of the CHOP zone in early July, but crowds have amassed once more to protest against the move from the Trump administration to send in federal troops.

Residents and local officials including Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best have voiced concerns that the city will head the way of Portland where feds have been accused of bundling protesters off in unmarked vehicles and violent clashes have erupted across the city. 

Agents were sent in to Seattle Thursday evening on standby to help other federal law enforcement officials protect federal facilities in the city, according to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the plans.

They were drafted in after businesses were vandalized in the downtown area and in the nearby Capitol Hill neighborhood, they said. 

But Durkan blasted Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf Friday saying he misled her, having assured her the government had no plans to send federal agents to Seattle.

'I don't want to say I was lied to, but I think there was maybe semantics that weren't forthcoming,' Durkan said Friday.

'I cannot overstate it enough, what is happening is frightening to me,' Durkan said. 'It is frightening that you would use federal agents for political purposes.'

A federal judge dealt another blow to the city earlier Saturday ruling that cops can use pepper spray and other crowd control tools on protesters in the city.

Last month, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a bill - sponsored by far-left councilwoman Kshama Sawant - banning cops from deploying 'kinetic impact projectiles, chemical irritants, acoustic weapons, directed energy weapons, water cannons, disorientation devices, and ultrasonic cannons'.

The law, which was set to go into effect on Sunday, sparked outrage among officers, who claimed they would be unable to protect both peaceful protesters and property if demonstrations turned violent.   

On Friday, Police Chief Carmen Best slammed the City Council for their new law, writing: 'As City Council's legislation goes into effect, it will create even more dangerous circumstances for our officers to intervene using what they have left – riot shields and riot batons.'

US District Judge James Robart granted a request from the federal government to block the new law Saturday afternoon, clearing the way for the deployment of crowd control tactics on the night's protests.
Portland 

Tensions continued to boil over in Portland Saturday night when a crowd of around 1,000 protesters marched from the federal courthouse to the Marriott hotel on the waterfront where the federal agents are rumored to be staying.

People chanted 'feds go home' outside the hotel on what marked the 59th night of protests to have rocked the city.

The crowd was even bigger than the previous night, as around 5,000 people descended on the streets to protest and demand the feds leave the city.

Members of the now dismantled CHOP zone in Seattle joined the crowds in Portland, and the yellow-clad 'Wall of Moms' showed up again, marking the seventh straight night that the group have come out to support Black Lives Matter protesters from Trump's troops.

Someone brought along a llama - dubbed 'Caesar The No Drama Lama' - and several protesters were seen posing for selfies with it in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center as night fell.   
PORTLAND: Someone brought along a llama - dubbed 'Caesar The No Drama Lama' - and several protesters were seen posing for selfies with it in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center as night fell
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PORTLAND: Someone brought along a llama - dubbed 'Caesar The No Drama Lama' - and several protesters were seen posing for selfies with it in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center as night fell
PORTLAND: The crowd was even bigger than Friday night, as more people have descended on the streets each night this week to protest and demand the feds leave the city
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PORTLAND: The crowd was even bigger than Friday night, as more people have descended on the streets each night this week to protest and demand the feds leave the city
PORTLAND: Protester images are displayed on the barricade front wall of the Multnomah County Justice Center
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PORTLAND: Protester images are displayed on the barricade front wall of the Multnomah County Justice Center
PORTLAND: A llama was brought along to Saturday's protest where tensions continued to boil over between protesters and law enforcement
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PORTLAND: A llama was brought along to Saturday's protest where tensions continued to boil over between protesters and law enforcement
PORTLAND: A crowd of around 1,000 protesters marched from the federal courthouse to the Marriott hotel on the waterfront where the federal agents are rumored to be staying
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PORTLAND: A crowd of around 1,000 protesters marched from the federal courthouse to the Marriott hotel on the waterfront where the federal agents are rumored to be staying
PORTLAND: People chanted ‘feds go home’ on what marked the 59th night of protests to have rocked the city
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PORTLAND: People chanted 'feds go home' on what marked the 59th night of protests to have rocked the city
PORTLAND: A makeshift tear gas deposit along the perimeter barricade of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in anticipation of more violent stand-offs with law enforcement
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PORTLAND: A makeshift tear gas deposit along the perimeter barricade of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in anticipation of more violent stand-offs with law enforcement
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This came after a new 'Wall of Vets' joined the Wall of Moms and Wall of Dads for the first time Friday night to 'protect' Black Lives Matter protesters from the federal agents in what marked the 58th night of unrest in the city.

Police said one person was stabbed in downtown Portland early Saturday morning and a suspect was taken into custody, as scenes turned ugly overnight.

About 4,000 protesters gathered at the federal courthouse and Justice Center chanting 'feds go home' and 'black lives matter'.

Chaos later erupted when demonstrators set off fireworks and federal agents hurled tear gas into the crowds.

The 'Wall of Vets' group appeared at the demonstration for the first time, alongside the yellow-clad 'Wall of Moms' who have gathered every night this week.

The Vets said they decided to take action after shocking footage emerged showing federal agents tear gassing and beating Navy veteran Christopher David, 53, last weekend.   
Chicago 

Protests ramped up in Chicago again Saturday as the Windy City braces for an influx of federal agents on the streets.

During the day, several protests took place at Grant Park, where just days earlier the controversial statue of Christopher Columbus was taken down under the cover of darkness.

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered, as did a 'Back the Blue' rally in support of law enforcement who chanted 'we love CPD'.

As night fell, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters continued to march peacefully southbound through the city. 
CHICAGO: Protests ramped up in Chicago again Saturday as the Windy City braces for an influx of federal agents on the streets
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CHICAGO: Protests ramped up in Chicago again Saturday as the Windy City braces for an influx of federal agents on the streets
CHICAGO: As night fell, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters continued to march peacefully southbound through the city
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CHICAGO: As night fell, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters continued to march peacefully southbound through the city
CHICAGO: Protesters take part in a demonstration against police violence and racial inequality in Chicago Saturday before night falls
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CHICAGO: Protesters take part in a demonstration against police violence and racial inequality in Chicago Saturday before night falls
New York

Violence erupted in the Big Apple Saturday night as protesters and NYPD cops clashed amid a march in solidarity with Portland Saturday.

NYPD cops in riot gear faced off against a wall of protesters and at least one demonstrator was seen being tasered as things turned ugly after dark.

The clashes came one day after Trump warned New York could be next on his list of cities where federal agents will be deployed as he said Friday he is 'sending people in to New York'.

'You look at what they're doing to cities - every city is run by a liberal Democrat, and they're going to hell,' Trump told Barstool Sports.

'We just sent people in to Chicago. We've sent people in to Portland.

'We're sending people to New York, to help out.'

Trump's comments came 24 hours after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had received reassurances from the president that federal agents were not being sent.
NEW YORK: New York Police Department officers block a street during a 'Solidarity with Portland' protest
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NEW YORK: New York Police Department officers block a street during a 'Solidarity with Portland' protest
NEW YORK: Cops are seen pinning a protesters to the ground as they detain them in the Big Apple
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NEW YORK: Cops are seen pinning a protesters to the ground as they detain them in the Big Apple
NEW YORK: NYPD cops follow the crowds of protesters through the streets Saturday night
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NEW YORK: NYPD cops follow the crowds of protesters through the streets Saturday night
NEW YORK: NYPD cops in riot gear face off against a wall of protesters demanding an end to racial injustice
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NEW YORK: NYPD cops in riot gear face off against a wall of protesters demanding an end to racial injustice
NEW YORK: One protester was seen grappling with cops who deployed their stun gun on him
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NEW YORK: One protester was seen grappling with cops who deployed their stun gun on him
NEW YORK: A New York Police Department officer pulls out a stun gun on a demonstrator during the 'Solidarity with Portland' protest
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NEW YORK: A New York Police Department officer pulls out a stun gun on a demonstrator during the 'Solidarity with Portland' protest
Los Angeles

In downtown Los Angeles, protesters and cops faced off in front of the federal courthouse with both sides reportedly hurling missiles at each other.

Cops used their batons to push back the crowds and several protesters were seen being detained on the ground.

This came after LA police issued a citywide tactical alert in order to deploy extra cops to downtown LA Saturday night amid concerns that protests were escalating once more in the city.

Sgt. Anthony Costello said extra cops and resources were on standby after a rising spate of vandalism at the federal building downtown.
LOS ANGELES: Police and protesters clash in front the federal courthouse during a Black Lives Matter and Anti Fascist protest
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LOS ANGELES: Police and protesters clash in front the federal courthouse during a Black Lives Matter and Anti Fascist protest
LOS ANGELES: In downtown Los Angeles, protesters and cops faced off in front of the federal courthouse with both sides
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LOS ANGELES: In downtown Los Angeles, protesters and cops faced off in front of the federal courthouse with both sides
LOS ANGELES: A man with no shoes is arrested by cops in downtown LA Saturday
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LOS ANGELES: A man with no shoes is arrested by cops in downtown LA Saturday
LOS ANGELES: Tensions flared after both sides reportedly hurled missiles at each other
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LOS ANGELES: Tensions flared after both sides reportedly hurled missiles at each other
Louisville 

Meanwhile, three people were shot in Louisville Saturday as a black militia group carrying semiautomatic weapons and a far-right organization carrying heavy firearms came face-to-face during demonstrations.

An argument erupted between Black Lives Matter supporters and members of the far-right Three Percenters militia on the corner of Fifth and Jefferson Streets in Louisville on Saturday shortly after 1pm local time, according to local reports.

A shooting then took place a few blocks away in Baxter Park, where an estimated 200 armed members of the Atlanta-based 'Not F*****g Around Coaltion' gathered before marching toward the main protest site in downtown. 

The Louisville Metro Police Department later confirmed that the shooting was a result of a firearm that accidentally discharged.

The three wounded victims were rushed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   
Paramedics push a stretcher as police officers investigate a shooting that happened during an armed rally held by an all-black militia group called NFAC in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday
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LOUISVILLE: Meanwhile, three people were shot in Louisville Saturday as a black militia group carrying semiautomatic weapons and a far-right organization carrying heavy firearms came face-to-face during demonstrations Paramedics push a stretcher as police officers investigate a shooting that happened during an armed rally held by an all-black militia group called NFAC in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday
Members of the Kentucky Three Percenters Militia line up as members and supporters of an all-black militia group called NFAC hold an armed rally in Louisville
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LOUISVILLE: An argument erupted between Black Lives Matter supporters and members of the far-right Three Percenters militia on the corner of Fifth and Jefferson Streets in Louisville on Saturday shortly after 1pm local time, according to local reports. Members of the Kentucky Three Percenters Militia line up as members and supporters of an all-black militia group called NFAC hold an armed rally in Louisville
The show of force was meant as a protest of the authorities' decision to so far decline to bring criminal charges against the police officers involved in the fatal March shooting of a 26-year-old black EMT
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LOUISVILLE: Members and supporters of an all-black militia group called NFAC hold an armed rally outside Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky. A shooting then took place a few blocks away in Baxter Park, where an estimated 200 armed members of the Atlanta-based 'Not F*****g Around Coaltion' gathered before marching toward the main protest site in downtown
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RIOT CARNAGE Black Lives Matter protester shot dead in Austin as rioters torch youth detention center and police precinct in Seattle

    Dan Keane  Erica Davies

    26 Jul 2020, 11:03Updated: 26 Jul 2020, 16:48


A BLACK Lives Matter protester was shot dead last night during a march in Austin, Texas as anti-racism demonstrations continued in multiple US cities

Rioters also torched a youth detention center and police precinct in Seattle, Washington on Saturday during another night of chaos around the country.
A black Lives Matter protester was shot dead last night during a march in Austin, Texas
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A black Lives Matter protester was shot dead last night during a march in Austin, TexasCredit: Facebook/Hiram Live
A clip of the scene shared online show protesters marching through the streets and shouting "Black lives" and waving banners reading "BLM" before the shooting
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A clip of the scene shared online show protesters marching through the streets and shouting "Black lives" and waving banners reading "BLM" before the shootingCredit: Facebook/Hiram Live
AUSTIN

The protests continues two months from the day of George Floyd's killing.

Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white cop pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes as he said he couldn't breathe.

Police in Texas confirmed a man was shot and killed at 9:52pm last night during a protest in downtown Austin.

A clip of the scene shared online show protesters marching through the streets and shouting "Black lives" and waving banners reading "BLM".

Seconds later, five shots are fired and the video loses focus as protesters scream and run for cover.

Officer Katrina Ratcliff said in a press conference late last night that the person who shot and killed the man had fired from inside the vehicle.

Initial reports indicated "the victim may have been carrying a rifle," Ratliff told reporters, adding that the suspect was detained and was cooperating with police.

In a statement, the Mayor of Austin Steve Adler said that the city is "shaken" after the night of carnage.

He said: "All I know is that someone dying while protesting is horrible.

"Our city is shaken and, like so many in our community, I’m heartbroken and stunned".
Protests in Austin turned violent last night as one man was shot and killed
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Protests in Austin turned violent last night as one man was shot and killedCredit: Facebook/Hiram Live
Initial reports claimed the victim was carrying a rifle and was detained by cops
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Initial reports claimed the victim was carrying a rifle and was detained by copsCredit: Facebook/Hiram Live
SEATTLE
Protesters march near the King County Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle
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Protesters march near the King County Juvenile Detention Center in SeattleCredit: AP:Associated Press

It comes amid scenes of chaos in Seattle yesterday, as protesters torched buildings in the city including a youth detention centre.

Thousands of people took to the streets of the city on Saturday afternoon, with law enforcement declaring the incident a "riot" just before 4:30pm local time.

Protesters vandalized the East Police Precinct and set it ablaze, while some demonstrators attempted to damage the fence surrounding the precinct and disable security cameras.
Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle
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Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center in SeattleCredit: AP:Associated Press
Rioters also torched a youth detention center and police precint in Seattle
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Rioters also torched a youth detention center and police precint in SeattleCredit: AP:Associated Press

Cops confirmed that 45 arrests had been made and that 21 officers had sustained injuries.

Seattle Police confirmed on Twitter that demonstrators were reported to be breaking windows at businesses near the police precinct.

Tensions had recently quietened down in Seattle following the removal of the CHOP zone earlier this month, though President Trump has ordered a specialist Border Patrol Tactical Unit to quash the protests.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Seattle on Saturday afternoon
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Thousands of people took to the streets of Seattle on Saturday afternoonCredit: AP:Associated Press
Tear gas and military vehicles flooded the streets of downtown Portland
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Tear gas and military vehicles flooded the streets of downtown PortlandCredit: AP:Associated Press
PORTLAND
Federal agents point their guns at protesters in Portland
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Federal agents point their guns at protesters in PortlandCredit: AP:Associated Press
Two cops apprehend a protester at the chaotic protests
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Two cops apprehend a protester at the chaotic protestsCredit: AP:Associated Press

Demonstrators in Oregon were also joined by a "wall of vets" who took to the streets to protect protesters from possible violence from federal agents deployed in Portland.

About 4,000 people gathered at the federal courthouse and Justice Center for the 59th day of unrest on Friday, chanting "feds go home" and "black lives matter".

But ugly scenes were reported later in the evening, with demonstrators setting off fireworks and federal agents hurling tear gas into crowds.

Some protesters threw bottles, rocks, and other explosives at cops, with police declaring that the peaceful protests had turned into "riots" by the afternoon.

The "wall of vets" were driven to take action after footage emerged last weekend of federal agents beating and tear gassing Navy veteran Christopher David.
A protester lies in the street in front of federal agents in Portland
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A protester lies in the street in front of federal agents in PortlandCredit: AP:Associated Press
Cops tear-gassed protesters on the 59th night of unrest in Oregon
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Cops tear-gassed protesters on the 59th night of unrest in OregonCredit: AP:Associated Press
Federal agents rush through a cloud of tear gas
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Federal agents rush through a cloud of tear gasCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf slammed Portland officials on Sunday for "doing nothing."

He claimed that six DHS officers were "assaulted" by "criminals" and injured during the protests.

"Day 56. Last night six DHS law enforcement officers were injured in Portland," said Wolf.

"To be clear, criminals assaulted FEDERAL officers on FEDERAL property…and the city of Portland did nothing."

    Day 56. Last night six DHS law enforcement officers were injured in Portland. To be clear, criminals assaulted FEDERAL officers on FEDERAL property…and the city of Portland did nothing. pic.twitter.com/lzPPBl060y
    — Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) July 25, 2020

DENVER
Demonstrators shut down Interstate 225 near Denver, Colorado
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Demonstrators shut down Interstate 225 near Denver, ColoradoCredit: AP:Associated Press

Denver also saw grim scenes of violence over the weekend, when a car drove through a crowd and a protester was shot in the suburb of Aurora during demonstrations.

The Aurora Police Department said on Twitter that protesters were walking on Interstate 225 Saturday when a vehicle drove through them in Colorado.

Police said a protester fired a weapon, striking at least one person who was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Three people were also accidentally shot at in Louisville, Kentucky during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor - a black woman who was shot dead by police when they conducted a no-knock search warrant in March.
A medic attends to an injured protester in Denver
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A medic attends to an injured protester in DenverCredit: AP:Associated Press
Cops keep a watchful eye over protesters helping an injured demonstrator in Colorado
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Cops keep a watchful eye over protesters helping an injured demonstrator in ColoradoCredit: AP:Associated Press

Numerous Black Lives Matter demonstrations have been held in the past few weeks following the fatal shooting of 26-year-old EMT.

Heavily armed black militia members from the Atlanta-based “Not F***ing Around Coalition” (NFAC) faced-off a right-wing paramilitary group named the “Three Percenters”.

At least three people were left wounded after the stand-off between the heavily armed groups who converged.
A protester was accidentally shot at a Justice for Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville, KY on Saturday
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A protester was accidentally shot at a Justice for Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville, KY on SaturdayCredit: Rex Features
Members of the right-wing militia group NFAC stand in front of Metro Hall in Louisville
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Members of the right-wing militia group NFAC stand in front of Metro Hall in LouisvilleCredit: Rex Features

The victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, four protesters were arrested during the anti-police protests in California.

Three of the arrestees suffered minor injuries and were treated at local hospitals, fire officials told KNBC.
Four protesters were arrested at an anti-police demonstration in Los Angeles on Saturday
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Four protesters were arrested at an anti-police demonstration in Los Angeles on SaturdayCredit: EPA
Three of the arrestees were taken to the hospital to treat their injuries
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Three of the arrestees were taken to the hospital to treat their injuriesCredit: EPA
CHICAGO
Blue Lives Matter counter-protesters faced off against Black Lives Matter protesters in Chicago on Saturday
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Blue Lives Matter counter-protesters faced off against Black Lives Matter protesters in Chicago on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Pro-cop group Back the Blue and BLM protesters faced off in Chicago, Illinois yesterday, five days after a violent clash in Colorado.

Officers stood between the two groups as they shouted opposing messages to each other about policing during the demonstrations.

Several groups of officers were on standby at Grant Park during the "Back the Blue" rally, which drew a few hundred pro-police demonstrators, according to WBBM.
BLM demonstrators took to the streets days after President Trump said he'll send more federal agents to Chicago
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BLM demonstrators took to the streets days after President Trump said he'll send more federal agents to ChicagoCredit: Getty Images - Getty
A woman holds a sign in support of the Defund Police movement
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A woman holds a sign in support of the Defund Police movementCredit: Getty Images - Getty

An hour after the rally ended, BLM peacefully protesters marched through downtown Chicago.

At one point, marchers spotted someone throwing a a flaming projectile and quickly rushed to put it out to ensure it wouldn't start a fire, the news station reported.

The BLM protesters continued to march past the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where inmates could be heard tapping against the bars of their windows to show solidarity.

    Someone walking with the Black Lives Matter lit an object on fire and threw it over a fence.

    Immediately, five or so Black Lives Matter protesters coordinated to put it out before it could spread.

    “Not today, not what we’re about,” said one@cbschicago pic.twitter.com/waHHOLwt3o
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Portland is showing France that we can protest too.
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Portland is showing France that we can protest too.

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The arrival of federal officers triggered a dramatic escalation in protests in downtown Portland, Ore.Credit...Mason Trinca for The New York Times

Federal Agencies Agree to Withdraw From Portland, With Conditions

Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said the teams would begin a withdrawal on Thursday. Federal officials cautioned that they would withdraw only when they were confident the federal courthouse could be secured.

The arrival of federal officers triggered a dramatic escalation in protests in downtown Portland, Ore.Credit...Mason Trinca for The New York Times
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    July 29, 2020

For days, as fireworks and tear gas erupted in the streets of Portland, Ore., during the deployment of federal tactical teams cracking down on raucous demonstrations, President Trump campaigned against protesters he described as “sick and deranged anarchists & agitators” who he said had threatened to leave Portland “burned and beaten to the ground.”

But even as the president was doubling down, Vice President Mike Pence and other senior administration officials were negotiating an agreement with Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, to begin withdrawing the federal tactical teams from Portland.

On Wednesday, Ms. Brown announced that the federal law enforcement agents guarding the federal courthouse in downtown Portland would begin withdrawing as early as Thursday. “We know where we are headed,” she said. “Complete withdrawal of federal troops from the city and the state.”

Federal officials confirmed an agreement but hedged on the timing, cautioning that a departure would depend on the success of the state’s promise to secure the area.

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“Our entire law enforcement presence that was currently in Portland yesterday and the previous week will remain in Portland until we are assured that the courthouse and other federal facilities will no longer be attacked nightly,” Chad F. Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, told reporters on Wednesday.

The agreement, although tenuous and framed by political divisions, marked a stark turnaround for an administration that had aggressively defended the presence of the federal forces. Federal agents more prone to investigating drug smugglers than handling demonstrations had come to the city without the support of local leaders and found themselves mired in an endless cycle of clashes with demonstrators who opposed their presence.

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While Mr. Trump has used images of tactical agents cracking down on protesters in his campaign videos, there was an increasing sense in the administration that the violent scenes of unrest linked to federal agents in Portland could risk becoming a liability, an administration official said. Among the thousands of protesters who had joined demonstrators in recent weeks were a Wall of Moms, nurses in scrubs and military veterans.

The agreement to hand over responsibility to the Oregon State Police represented a tactical retreat from the continuing confrontations while allowing the administration to save face by saying it had accomplished its main objective, the security of federal properties.

“President Trump and his administration have been consistent in our message throughout the violence in Portland: The violent criminal activity directed towards federal properties and law enforcement will not be tolerated,” Mr. Wolf said. “State and local leaders must step forward and police their communities.”

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Mr. Trump cast some doubt on Wednesday about the administration’s willingness to leave.

“You hear all sorts of reports about us leaving,” Mr. Trump said hours before the announcement of the agreement. “We’re not leaving until they’ve secured their city. We told the governor. We told the mayor. Secure your city. If they don’t secure their city soon, we have no choice. We’re going to have to go in and clean it out.”

Later in the day, the president said on Twitter that Fox News had reported “incorrectly” about what was happening in Portland, though he was not specific. “We are demanding that the Governor & Mayor do their job or we will do it for them,” he wrote.

Officials in Oregon said they still expected the withdrawal to be carried out in the coming days.

State and federal officials had largely not been communicating over the past two weeks as the protests continued to escalate, filling the void with public denouncements of one another.

The move toward a resolution began last week, when Ms. Brown reached out to Mr. Pence, her closest contact in the White House.

Ms. Brown had spent months working with Mr. Pence on the coronavirus pandemic, at times pleading for more federal support, but this time she came with a request for less federal involvement, telling him that the deployment of U.S. tactical teams on the streets of Portland needed to end.
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A protester ducked behind a makeshift shield during an overnight confrontation in Portland.Credit...Brandon Bell for The New York Times

After contacting Mr. Pence’s office last week, the two had a phone conversation on Monday, which led to further conversation with the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, according to Ms. Brown and administration officials. Mr. Pence also contacted Mr. Wolf, letting him know about the possibility of an agreement.

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Later that day, Ms. Brown met in Portland with officials from the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security; she offered the possibility of using the Oregon State Police to help secure the federal buildings.

Advisers to Ms. Brown said she acted in order to give the Trump administration “an exit strategy,” as one put it, from an increasingly volatile situation. The meeting marked the first substantial progress after weeks of an apparent stalemate.
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Hundreds gathered at the federal courthouse in Portland on Tuesday night.
Hundreds gathered at the federal courthouse in Portland on Tuesday night.Credit...Brandon Bell for The New York Times

The deployment of federal law enforcement officers in Portland came as demonstrations there, which were started to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, persisted through June. With protests boiling around the country, Mr. Trump issued an executive order to protect statues and federal property, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to send teams to the federal courthouse in Portland.

The militarized tactical teams that arrived around the July 4 weekend immediately began to employ aggressive tactics to keep demonstrators away from federal property. One protester was shot in the head with a crowd-control munition, and a Navy veteran was hit repeatedly with a baton as he stood still. In a tactic that was challenged in court by the Oregon attorney general, the federal officers used unmarked vans while arresting protesters.

While the political officials traded insults, some demonstrators turned their frustration to the presence of the tactical teams. The Trump administration defended the deployment by citing a federal statute that allows the homeland security secretary to deputize agents to protect federal property. Those officials can also conduct investigations into crimes against the property or federal officers.

But the agents, which included teams from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol’s equivalent of a SWAT team, also pursued protesters through the streets, at times with tear gas, into areas where the courthouse was no longer visible.

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The tactics of the agents prompted investigations by the inspectors general for the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice. But city and state officials made no progress until this week in ending the deployment.

The weekslong breakdown in communication is especially detrimental to a Homeland Security Department that serves as the conduit between state governments and the Trump administration not just for law enforcement matters, but also for responding to the pandemic and securing the election.

Michael Chertoff, a former homeland security secretary in the George W. Bush administration, said that while the agreement was a “positive step forward,” the past month of heightened tensions and traded insults should serve as “a wake-up call to the department and the state and locals about the importance of keeping these relationships warm.”

Not doing so can slow the response or make it too aggressive, Mr. Chertoff said.

The announcement of an imminent withdrawal in Portland came a day after officials in Washington State announced the departure of a federal tactical team that had arrived in Seattle last week. Leaders in Seattle have dealt with their own protests, including one over the weekend — in solidarity with Portland — that included protesters burning buildings and breaking windows and local police firing crowd-dispersal weapons.

Under the agreement between Ms. Brown and Mr. Wolf, the governor’s office said the Oregon State Police would provide security for the exterior of the city’s federal courthouse, while the usual team of federal officers that protects the courthouse year-round would continue to provide security for the interior of the building.

The agreement sets up a risky situation for Ms. Brown and the Oregon State Police, who will now be tasked with keeping calm at the courthouse. Demonstrations have occurred nightly for more than 60 days, with much of the ire during that time focused on the local Portland Police Bureau.
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Federal agents in Portland have been mired in an endless cycle of clashes with demonstrators who saw their presence and tactics as troubling evidence of a federal administration with authoritarian tendencies.
Federal agents in Portland have been mired in an endless cycle of clashes with demonstrators who saw their presence and tactics as troubling evidence of a federal administration with authoritarian tendencies.Credit...Brandon Bell for The New York Times

In an email to State Police officers on Wednesday, Superintendent Travis Hampton said he was “very reluctant” to expose his tactical teams to protesters, some of whom may use violent tactics. He called the situation in Portland “dire” but said the community and law enforcement needed the assistance of the state officers.

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“They will have the appropriate means to do their jobs and stay as safe as possible — but all eyes of the nation will be on us, particularly when we supplant federal officers at the courthouse in an effort to bring down the protest temperature,” Mr. Hampton said. “It is not a stage we wished to be on, but we will do our part for Oregon. We’ll do our best.”
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Peter Buck, 74, struggled to breath after tear gas was deployed during a protest in Portland last week. Federal forces have employed aggressive tactics to keep demonstrators away from federal property.
Peter Buck, 74, struggled to breath after tear gas was deployed during a protest in Portland last week. Federal forces have employed aggressive tactics to keep demonstrators away from federal property.Credit...Mason Trinca for The New York Times

The news of an agreement for withdrawal found a positive reception among some protesters on Wednesday.

Peter Buck, 74, joined the protests after federal agents arrived in Portland, toting a leaf blower to help clear away tear gas. He said he was delighted by the announcement that the agents might leave.

“There’s no way the protesters are going to wear down or get frightened,” Mr. Buck said. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s going to be amazing if they retreat.”

Mr. Buck, who lives in Washington State, drove to Portland several times to join protests against the federal presence. “The thing that motivated me to go to that city was the idea of sending federal troops against the citizens of this country,” he said.

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If the federal agents left Portland, he said, he would support Black Lives Matter events closer to his home, or attend protests in other cities if Mr. Trump deployed federal agents there. “The next place he sends federal troops, I’ll probably go there with my leaf blower,” Mr. Buck said.

Maggie Haberman, Kate Conger and Jonathan Martin contributed reporting.
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Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal troops

People attend a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday. Photograph: Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

Thursday night’s protest passed off without major incident or intervention by the police in the absence of federal officers

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The withdrawal of federal agents from frontline policing of demonstrations in downtown Portland significantly reduced tensions in the city overnight.

Protesters in support of Black Lives Matter once again rallied near the federal courthouse that became a flashpoint, and the scene of nightly battles amid the swirl of teargas, after Donald Trump dispatched agents to end what he called anarchy in the city after weeks of demonstrations.
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But in the absence of the federal officers, Thursday night’s protest passed off without major incident or intervention by the police.

On Wednesday, Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, agreed with the White House that the state police would take over responsibility for guarding the courthouse after weeks of escalating protests. She said that “Trump’s troops” were behaving like an occupying army in Portland and provoking unrest with heavy-handed tactics.

In contrast, the state troopers did not intervene even when the scale of the protest on Thursday night passed the point, as demonstrators shook the fence around the courthouse, at which in early demonstrations the federal agents generally fired teargas, stun grenades and baton rounds.

In the absence of confrontation, and with the state police remaining largely unseen inside the courthouse, tensions quickly eased. Without the federal forces to draw attention, protest organisers kept the focus on Black Lives Matters and reform of the Portland police.

Some in the crowd worked to avoid trouble by stopping demonstrators from lighting fires and shooting fireworks at the courthouse as they had done on previous nights.
Dan Thomas, an African American man, stood in the street shouting at people not to cause a confrontation with the state police.

“Attacking the federal building is not Black Lives Matter. Leave it alone. You’re playing into Trump’s hands,” he said.

One woman shouted: “Stupid ass white people only here for their own reasons.”

Despite the concerns of many in the crowd that the Trump administration would not fulfil the agreement to pull back the federal officers, none were seen on the streets.
Trump tweeted that the agents would remain in Portland until Brown brings the protests led by “anarchists and agitators” under control.

“If she can’t do it, the Federal Government will do it for her. We will not be leaving until there is safety!” Trump wrote.
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Brown and Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, said the state and city police forces would seek to de-escalate protests rather than confront demonstrators.

Wheeler, said that the city’s police, state troopers and county sheriff’s office had agreed not to use teargas except where there was a threat to life or of serious injury.
“The federal officers are using CS gas broadly, indiscriminately and nightly,” he said. “That is why it is escalating the behaviour we’re seeing on the streets rather than de-escalating it, and that’s why this must come to an end.”

Wheeler apologised for the Portland police using teargas in late May and June to break up Black Lives Matter protests.

“It should never have happened,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Portland police cleared the two parks in front of the courthouse and county jail that served as a staging ground for the protests. Officers then sealed the parks off and marked them as closed. But that appeared strangely provocative and difficult to enforce.

When a few protesters tore down the yellow police tape, and began chanting: “Whose park? Our park?”, the Portland city officers quietly left the park and were not seen again for the rest of the evening.
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