July 28, 2020

US attorney general defends Portland crackdown

Washington (AFP) – US Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that violent protests in Portland, Oregon and other US cities have nothing to do with the Black Lives Matter movement and defended a crackdown on them.In prepared testimony to Congress, Barr condemned the protestors as anarchists who had no right to damage federal property or tear down statues and monuments that many consider racially offensive.Barr, the head of the Department of Justice, also rejected allegations that he is doing the political bidding of President Donald Trump, amid strong criticism of his crackdown slightly more t…

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