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The Tone Changes in Portland

Demonstrations are mostly peaceful, but police make two arrests
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2020 3:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Portland protests heated up again Saturday night after a relatively peaceful stint following the departure of federal officers earlier in the week, USA Today reports. In fact, Portland police declared an unlawful assembly in southeast Portland after some protesters allegedly aimed lasers at officers and tossed things at them. Two arrests were made. For more, including a struggle over a burning flag:

  • Hit in the head: Saturday's flashpoint was miles away from the federal courthouse where protesters had clashed with officers, News Channel 8 Portland reports. On the 4700 block of East Burnside Street, police say, people with "press" written on their clothing "repeatedly threw objects at officers," including a "glass bottle or can full of paint" that hit an officer in the head. The officer was apparently unhurt.

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