Federal Agents Use Tear Gas to Clear Rowdy Portland Protest

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early morning hours, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas dispensed by U.S. agents lingered above.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours Saturday, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas dispensed by U.S. agents, lingered above. The demonstration went until federal agents entered the crowd around 2:30 a.m. and marched in a line down the street, clearing remaining protesters with tear gas at close range. They also extinguished a large fire in the street outside…

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