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14:19 2020-08-01

Portland: 1,000 peacefully protest amid withdrawal of federal agents

Overnight protest matches Thursday’s, with no major confrontations, as US government draws down forcesMore than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early on Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of US agents there would be reduced – a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.Friday’s overnight protest mimicked Thursday’s, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests.

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