Portland: 1,000 demonstrate peacefully after federal agents withdraw | American News


More than a thousand people showed up early Saturday in downtown Portland to demonstrate peacefully, about three days after it was announced that the presence of U.S. agents there had been reduced – a deal officials of Oregon hope to continue to ease tensions as the city struggles through months of chaotic nighttime protests.Friday’s nighttime protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that the protests have ended without confrontations, violence or major arrests.

The change of tone outside a federal courthouse that has become the ground zero for clashes between protesters and federal agents came after the U.S. government began withdrawing forces from the liberal city as part of a deal between the governor Democrat, Kate Brown, and the Trump administration.


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