August 2, 2020

As federal troops withdraw, Portland protesters dig in

Portland (AFP) – Amid the partial withdrawal of controversial federal troops from Portland, protesters in the Oregon city said over the weekend they were digging in for a much longer fight. Sierra Boyne, a 19-year-old African American first-aid provider wearing a vest with a red cross, said protests were not about to wane. “Seeing the energy,” she told AFP, looking around at a crowd of hundreds, “the movement will not stop until there is a definitive change.” The scene outside the recently embattled federal courthouse was mostly peaceful Saturday and early Sunday, though police elsewhere in th…


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