Clashes in Portland highlight US divisions on race

Published on August 31, 2020 by

In the United States, the acting head of Homeland Security has refused to rule out sending federal forces to resolve violent protests in Portland, Oregon. Last night a man was shot dead during confrontations between Black Lives Matter protesters and supporters of President Trump. The city has become a focus for demonstrations against police brutality and racism – since the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis in May triggered a wave of national and international outrage. Nick Bryant’s report contains some distressing images.

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