Federal law enforcement officers continue to crack down on protesters in Portland, Oregon – under the Trump administration’s new executive order to protect US monuments.
One video posted online shows an officer beating a protester with their baton before another officer sprays him at close range in the face with pepper spray.
Portland police used tear gas on the protesters, some of whom sprayed graffiti on buildings – read more here:
Demonstrators protesting against racism and police brutality have gathered around the federal courthouse daily in Portland since the killing of African American George Floyd during a May 25 arrest in Minneapolis.
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