Portland protest strives for peace as US forces drawn down - The Boston Globe

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Published: Aug 01, 2020
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97% "Another group, Unemployed Workers for Black Lives began to march towards the federal building around 8 p.m."
94% "Most nights, the agents responded by firing tear gas."
90% "Under the deal announced by the governor, the agents will withdraw in phases."
88% "And Oregonians spoke out for Black Lives Matter, racial justice, and police accountability."
80% "Cline contributed from Salem."
79% "By 9 p.m. there were a few hundred people outside of the courthouse."
69% "Unlike previous weeks, protesters were not centered mainly outside the courthouse, but scattered throughout downtown."
57% "As of 12:10 a.m. the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who remained outside chanting Black Lives Matter and shouting the names of Black people killed by police."
53% "Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues."
50% "Those proposals could be fast-tracked for consideration in a special legislative session later this summer."
-62% "A group identified as Firefighters for Black Lives Matter gathered in a small park a couple miles west of the courthouse."
-64% "Leaders in Oregon are pushing for a raft of measures that would address systemic racism in everything from policing to housing."
-73% "Protests have roiled Portland for more than two months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis."
-79% "Here's what they saw: Federal troops left downtown."
-81% "Last weekend there had been thousands of protesters."

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97% : Another group, "Unemployed Workers for Black Lives" began to march towards the federal building around 8 p.m.
94% : Most nights, the agents responded by firing tear gas.
90% : Under the deal announced by the governor, the agents will withdraw in phases.
88% : And Oregonians spoke out for Black Lives Matter, racial justice, and police accountability.
86% : As it sizzled out on its own, protesters pleaded with others to remain peaceful.
84% : Groups were also standing together engaging in conversations about social injustice.
82% : The governor also announced the creation of a Racial Justice Council to advise her on criminal justice reform and police accountability, health equity, economic opportunity, housing and homelessness, and environmental justice.
80% : Cline contributed from Salem.
79% : By 9 p.m. there were a few hundred people outside of the courthouse.
77% : In a tweet, President Donald Trump Friday night reiterated that the Department of Homeland Security "is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!"
73% : The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that's become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the US government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration.
73% : The scene outside the federal courthouse stood in sharp contrast to the violent clashes between protesters and the agents that Trump sent to Oregon's largest city in early July.
71% : Cline is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative.
69% : Unlike previous weeks, protesters were not centered mainly outside the courthouse, but scattered throughout downtown.
67% : A parade of cars with Black Lives Matter signs taped to their windows slowed traffic in the city.
66% : People stood next to a makeshift memorial, with the pictures and names of Black people killed by police, at the Waterfront Park.
66% : The US government had arrested 94 people as of Wednesday, the most recent accounting.
65% : Since then, there have been no visible signs of any federal law enforcement presence outside the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.
65% : Local officials protected free speech.
62% : The fence that has separated protesters and US agents stationed at the courthouse was decorated with balloons and upside down American flags sewn together with "BLM" painted across, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement.
57% : As of 12:10 a.m. the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who remained outside chanting "Black Lives Matter" and shouting the names of Black people killed by police.
53% : And while thousands have marched and rallied peacefully, Portland's federal courthouse became a target for some protesters.
53% : Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues.
50% : Friday's overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests.
50% : As agents from US Customs and Border Protection, the US Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled back, troopers with the Oregon State Police took over.
50% : Those proposals could be fast-tracked for consideration in a special legislative session later this summer.
47% : Portland's City Council also voted this week to refer a ballot measure to voters in November that would create a police review board independent from any elected official or city department.
46% : As of midnight on Saturday, no federal agents had emerged from the courthouse, which has been the center of protests for weeks, and there was no noticeable law enforcement presence surrounding the area.
45% : "Last night, the world was watching Portland," Brown said in a tweet Friday.
45% : Since the protests began, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said local police made more than 400 arrests.
38% : A group identified as "Firefighters for Black Lives Matter" gathered in a small park a couple miles west of the courthouse.
36% : Leaders in Oregon are pushing for a raft of measures that would address systemic racism in everything from policing to housing.
35% : Mayor Ted Wheeler also struck an optimistic tone but cautioned that there was much work to be done after more than 60 days of protests -- and not just in cleaning up downtown Portland.
35% : Smaller numbers of demonstrators tried to tear down a fence erected to protect it, lit fires at the courthouse entryway and hurled fireworks, flares and bricks at the agents holed up inside.
27% : Protests have roiled Portland for more than two months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
21% : At one point in the night a small firework was shot over the fence.
21% : Here's what they saw: Federal troops left downtown.
19% : Last weekend there had been thousands of protesters.

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