Saturday, 25 July 2020 () A persistent crowd of protesters remained outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours of Saturday as plumes of tear gas, dispensed by US agents, lingered above. (July 25)
White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders to remain vigilant to avoid a surge. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday at a Senate Homeland Security hearing said U.S. federal troops in Portland were 'abandoned due to the dangerous policies by local officials.'
Local media in Portland, Oregon report that protesters against systemic racism have gathered for the 69th straight night in that city, although crowd numbers have lowered significantly since state police took over from federal authorities last week.
Federal agents in riot gear again used tear gas to disperse protesters in Portland, Oregon, early Saturday, local media reported. Portland police have been... Eurasia Review Also reported by •SeattlePI.com •Business Insider •Seattle Times
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