Portland Protesters Fed Up As They Fight Federal Troops In US City

People demonstrating against racism and police brutality are now protesting against the presence of federal agents in their city.

The air is highly charged in Portland even before nightfall. Almost everyone walking in the city centre streets is wearing a helmet. Someone is putting shin pads on.

Fresh graffiti is going up on another corner. This doesn’t feel like a protest limping into its 55th night.

Federal officers sent to restore order in Portland seem to have poured petrol on disorder. Their refuge is the federal courthouse which is surrounded by a metal fence.

It has got quite tense. Protesters fire fireworks into the courthouse.

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