Portland Protests Near 100 Days, Several Protesters Arrested


Portland Police in the United States made multiple arrests overnight as the city of Oregon approached 100 days of demonstrations against racism and police brutality.

Several hundreds of protesters met in Kenton City Park on Friday before heading to the Portland Police Association building, where police warned protesters to stay away from roads and private property.

Demonstrations against racism and police brutality swept across the United States following the death of George Floyd in May, a 46-year-old black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his his neck for nearly nine minutes.

In Portland in particular, demonstrations were held daily for more than three months calling for police reforms  and social justice.

They sometimes cause clashes between protesters and officers and between right and left groups.

Police shot and killed a self-proclaimed anti-fascist activist in Washington state on Thursday when they arrested him on suspicion of shooting dead a right-wing protester in Portland last weekend.


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