The widespread protests sparked by the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer that swept countries worldwide are still ongoing, with statues of historical figures being toppled and new slogans chanted.
A new wave of looting came as the city is struggling to recover from riots that began at the end of May over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody. The US has been rocked by a series of protests, sometimes violent, since then with the most recent engulfing the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Documents obtained by the Washington Post reveal the US Secret Service wanted an intelligence aircraft and a Black Hawk helicopter loaded with “fast rope” commandos on call to defend the White House as protests against the police killing of George Floyd raged in Washington, DC, in May and June.
The United States’ top cop denied US police have a problem with either racism or violence during congressional testimony on Tuesday. One civil rights lawyer told Sputnik the data shows a different story, driving more and more demonstrators into the streets.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US federal agents that are currently in Portland to quell violence are expected to stay in the city until mid-October, CNN reported on Tuesday citing an email it obtained from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Civil rights protesters in the city of Portland, Oregon, have thrown an incendiary projectile at a courthouse that exploded into a fireball during the latest night of demonstrations and stand-offs with law enforcement officers, Portland Police said in a statement on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration has sent 100 more federal officers to Portland, Oregon, to quell ongoing protests in the city and is considering sending 50 more, the Washington Post reported on Monday citing US officials and government documents it obtained.
Last week, US President Donald Trump sent federal forces to Portland to help maintain law and order and to protect the courthouse there after protesters shook the metal fence around the facility and hurled firecrackers and various incendiaries over it.
PORTLAND (Sputnik) - Police Department of Portland, a city in the US west coast Oregon state where public unrest has been on for almost two months, said in a press release on Sunday they had declared a fresh wave of protests overnight a riot and conducted arrests, with no specific number provided.
Protests against racial inequality and police brutality across the US have been under way since the death of African American citizen George Floyd in police custody in May.
Without a hint of irony, US President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has used a photo of a violent protest during the 2014 US-backed coup d’etat in Ukraine in an ad intended to play up his administration’s dedication to “public safety” amid heavy criticism of its heavy-handed response to protests in Portland, Oregon.
Amid condemnation of the violent repression of anti-racist protests by federal police, the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Tuesday the agency "will not retreat" from Portland, Oregon.
The giant inscription painted by activists with the help of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Charlene McCray, African-American activist Al Sharpton, and many others has previously been defaced two times by anonymous people.
On Friday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called on US President Donald Trump to remove federal troops deployed to the city by the White House to quell ongoing protests, as the agents have reportedly used heavy-handed tactics against protesters, reporters, and legal observers, with some refusing to identify themselves and wearing no identification.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A huge crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters attempted to tear a statue to Christopher Columbus from its base in downtown Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.