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Portland protests reach 100 consecutive days this weekend

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Protesters marched via the streets of Portland on Friday evening to a police constructing, the place officers stood ready outdoors, as the town reached 100 straight nights of protests which were marked by vandalism and violence.

Dozens of demonstrators met at Kenton Park earlier than making their technique to the Portland Police Association constructing, close to North Denver Avenue and North Lombard Street. By 10 p.m. police warned protesters to remain off the streets and personal property or they could be topic to quotation, arrest, using tear gasoline, crowd-control brokers or impression munitions.

Demonstrations in Portland began in late (*100*) after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

A slaying of a right-wing Trump supporter shot and kil-led after he got here downtown final weekend with a pro-Trump caravan of pickup vehicles additional roiled issues within the liberal metropolis. The prime suspect within the sho-oting, self-described anti-fascist Michael Forest Reinoehl, was kil-led Thursday evening by regulation enforcement.

The actual date of the 100-day milestone will depend on how the protests are counted, however everybody agrees the benchmark falls over the Labor Day weekend. Black Lives Matter protests, vigils and speeches marking the event are deliberate over three days, and Trump supporters are planning one other caravan rally.

Since Floyd’s killing, nights of unrest that more and more focused a federal courthouse prompted President Donald Trump to dispatch U.S. brokers to protect the constructing in July.

The presence of the brokers from U.S .Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service was supposed to tamp down on the demonstrations however as a substitute reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter motion.

The U.S. brokers started drawing down July 31 below an settlement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. But because the unrest has continued and picked up, federal authorities have once more mentioned they could enhance their presence within the metropolis.

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Cline reported from Salem, Oregon.

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