July 24, 2020

In Portland, protests tackle racism and federal crackdown

Portland (AFP) – Balloons are perhaps not a frequent sight at protests, but the two clutched by Devon Fredericksen in the streets of Portland tell the story — together, they read 57.”I think it’s crazy that it’s been 57 days and we’re still pushing for more change,” Fredericksen told AFP. “How much longer is this going to take past 57?”The city, the biggest in the US state of Oregon, has seen nightly demonstrations against racism and police brutality for nearly two months, initially sparked by the death in Minneapolis of unarmed African American George Floyd. It is also now the scene of a con…

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