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Oregon officials decry federal agents after protest clashes

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Racial Injustice Portland
Posted at 3:39 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 17:44:50-04

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city's mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state's attorney general vowed to seek a restraining order against them.

Federal agents, some wearing camouflage and some wearing dark Homeland Security uniforms, used tear gas at least twice to break up crowds late Friday night.

Protests against systemic racism and police brutality have been a nightly feature in deeply liberal Portland since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd on May 25.

President Donald Trump has decried the disorder, helping make the clashes between police and demonstrators a national focus.

Read the full report from The Associated Press here.