Skip to comments.Federal, local police respond to overnight Portland protest Friday, 1st demonstration in days
Posted on 09/22/2020 5:16:40 AM PDT by \/\/ayne
The protests continued for more than 101 days before smoke from wildfires stalled the nightly demonstrations earlier this month. Friday was the first late-night protest in more than a week. It was also the first since Mayor Ted Wheeler barred Portland police from unleashing tear gas on demonstrators and people who live nearby.
Yet social media was still filled with reports of tear gas Friday night. Multiple independent reporters said federal officers deployed gas as they forced the crowd away from a South Portland Immigrations and Customs Enforcement building.
Federal officials have not yet confirmed the reports. Live videos from the scene showed officers releasing irritants into the air that dispersed large green, orange or white plumes. Federal officers also shot impact munitions toward the crowd and appeared to detain at least one person.
(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...
Making liberals cry is banned in Portland
Was more than happy to bypass Portland and Seattle on my trip up to Bellingham, WA. I surprised they still have something to burn in Portland, not that it didn’t need cauterizing for a lot of years.
“The protests continued for more than 101 days before smoke from wildfires stalled the nightly demonstrations earlier this month.”
Was there really a break? I thought the wildfires were a continuation of the protests by other means.
Good point, I agree.
I don’t know where to put this, for people who suffered from OR fires, there may be some help:
Oregon wildfire recovery
If you sustained uninsured losses or damage due to wildfires beginning Sept. 7, 2020, you may be eligible for disaster aid. Federal funds are available to help eligible individuals recover from wildfire in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion Counties. Click here to learn about disaster assistance civil rights or click here for civil rights in Español. Get translated eligibility instructions by clicking this drop down arrow:
To apply, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
TTY, call 1-800-462-7585
711 or Video Relay Service, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Learn more by visiting the FEMA information website or apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov
I’m copying AuntB so she knows (if she doesn’t already) & then I’ll send to the ping list.
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