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Portland, Oregon: The most populous city in Oregon, US
Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in Northwestern Oregon. As of 2019, Portland had an estimated population of 654,741, making it the 26th most populated city in the United States, the sixth-most populous on the West Coast, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle. Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. Its combined statistical area (CSA) ranks 19th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million. Approximately 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

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Artists paint the picture of Portland's protests [Video]

Artists paint the picture of Portland's protests

Artists have been using paint and other media to capture the weeks of sometimes violent protests in Portland, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. View on euronews

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving? Trump-Loving Grandma Gives Up Protester Grandson To Cops [Video]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving? Trump-Loving Grandma Gives Up Protester Grandson To Cops

A huge fan of US President Donald Trump has done her patriotic part in proving that justice is a dish best served cold. Newser reports the identity of a bomb-throwing protester in Portland, Oregon,..

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Portland has night without tear gas as feds withdraw [Video]

Portland has night without tear gas as feds withdraw

[NFA] Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and..

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U.S., Oregon agree to withdraw agents in Portland [Video]

U.S., Oregon agree to withdraw agents in Portland

Oregon's governor on Wednesday said federal tactical police had agreed to withdraw from Portland, though U.S. officials said agents would stay until conditions improved after weeks of clashes with..

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'You're tarnishing BLM': Peaceful protester pleads with violent ones [Video]

'You're tarnishing BLM': Peaceful protester pleads with violent ones

Another night in Portland underlined divisions among some protesters. One man said that violent protesters were "making a mockery" of Portland on the world stage and undermining the message of Black..

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Tear gas fired as Portland protests continue [Video]

Tear gas fired as Portland protests continue

Tear gas was fired in Portland, Oregon, to disperse demonstrators in the US city late on Monday. View on euronews

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Portland protesters, officers clash on 60th day [Video]

Portland protesters, officers clash on 60th day

[NFA] Tensions remained high in Portland, Oregon for the 60th straight day of anti-racism protests, after six U.S. mayors on Monday urged Congress to halt President Donald Trump's deployment of federal..

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Tear gas fired, more arrests during Portland protests [Video]

Tear gas fired, more arrests during Portland protests

Protesters gathered for the 59th straight day amid public anger over the deployment of federal border patrol officers to Portland against the wishes of local officials.

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'He said I can't breathe': Portland protesters rally for another night [Video]

'He said I can't breathe': Portland protesters rally for another night

Six U.S. mayors, all Democrats, urged Congress on Monday to halt President Donald Trump's deployment of federal forces to their cities, saying the move has escalated tensions at anti-racism protests..

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Portland Police: It's A Riot [Video]

Portland Police: It's A Riot

In Portland, Oregon, Sunday morning, mass demonstrations were officially classified as riots. Newser reports the designation came when protesters breached a fence surrounding the city's downtown..

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Seattle clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 cops hurt [Video]

Seattle clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 cops hurt

[NFA] Police said a protest turned into a riot in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, and demonstrators nationwide took to the streets in solidarity with racial justice activists opposed to federal..

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Portland Protesters launch fireworks at federal courthouse [Video]

Portland Protesters launch fireworks at federal courthouse

Anti-racism protesters in Portland, Oregon launch fireworks at the federal courthouse in the city. The federal agents deployed by President Trump fire tear gas to try and disperse the crowds. Report by..

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Portland Mayor Tear-Gassed After Speaking With Protesters [Video]

Portland Mayor Tear-Gassed After Speaking With Protesters

Video of Mayor Ted Wheeler being tear-gassed with other protesters was reported by 'The New York Times' and posted on Twitter.

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Portland mayor stung by tear gas at protest [Video]

Portland mayor stung by tear gas at protest

[NFA] Video showed a cloud of smoke wafting over Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler as he stood with anti-police demonstrators on Wednesday night. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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'That is not our fight': Portland protesters demand peace [Video]

'That is not our fight': Portland protesters demand peace

Another night of protests and police crackdown in Portland, Oregon, saw some activists pleading with their peers not to incite violence.

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Portland Mayor tear gassed with protesters [Video]

Portland Mayor tear gassed with protesters

The mayor of Portland, Oregon was among protesters as they were tear gassed by law enforcement during another night of demonstrations in his city. But at a separate rally he was also heckled by some..

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Portland protestors form 'Wall of Moms' vs. police [Video]

Portland protestors form 'Wall of Moms' vs. police

Clad in yellow and holding signs that read 'you need a time out,' mothers and fathers faced down federal law enforcement officers in the streets of Portland, Oregon on Tuesday night.

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Portland anti-racism protests escalate with police [Video]

Portland anti-racism protests escalate with police

Police fired tear gas at protesters in downtown Portland during the early morning hours of Wednesday, as demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism in Oregon's largest city continue to..

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Schumer calls Portland crackdown ‘despicable’ [Video]

Schumer calls Portland crackdown ‘despicable’

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called the federal crackdown on on anti-racism protests in Portland, Oregon 'despicable' and said it would backfire on U.S. President Donald Trump.

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A US flag was set on fire and police were deployed in the early hours of Saturday morning, as protests in Portland Oregon continued. (August 1)  
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Homeland Security gathered intelligence on journalists covering Portland protests

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ordered an investigation into agency's intelligence unit which assembled reports on journalists in Portland.
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Oregon governor: Feds will withdraw from Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she has reached an agreement with the Trump administration for federal officers to gradually withdraw from downtown Portland where they have clashed with protesters. (July..
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Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said the teams will begin a withdrawal on Thursday. Federal officials cautioned that they will withdraw only when they are confident the federal courthouse can be secured.
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Agents and what appeared to be tear gas filled the streets of Portland, Oregon on Wednesday morning after demonstrators were dispersed from outside the U.S. courthouse. (July 29)  
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Attorney General William Barr's testimony comes as part of House Democrats' investigations into alleged politicization of the Justice Department.
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