Federal Officers Use Gas to Clear Protesters in Portland

Protests have taken place for nearly two months in Portland, since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officers deployed tear gas and fired less-lethal rounds into a crowd of protesters in Oregon, hours after the the head of the Department of Homeland Security visited Portland and called the demonstrators “violent anarchists.” Video showed many protesters leaving the area near the federal courthouse late Thursday as smoke filled the air. Protests have taken place for nearly two months in Portland, since the police killing of George Floyd in…

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