July 30, 2020

Portland police clear parks ahead of federal forces pullout

Portland (AFP) – Police in Portland cleared parks and nearby roads in the downtown area early Thursday, in anticipation of a phased pullout by federal forces who have inflamed anti-racism protests in the city.Dozens of officers encircled Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park, ordering everyone in the vicinity to leave immediately.Some 50 people gathered nearby chanting “F— the police,” “Murderers” and “Quit your jobs.” Others carried signs that read “This is not a riot, it’s a revolution,” and “We won’t let the police stop us.” “We want change, we want something to happen,” said Emil…

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