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Portland protests peaceful after federal officers scale back presence – NBC News

Protests in Portland, Oregon, remained peaceful this week after federal officers scaled back their presence in the city.

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Thousands of peaceful protesters marched in the streets of downtown Portland this week, much as they have for the last 60 days, chanting familiar slogans like “Black lives matter” and “defend Black lives.”
Conspicuously missing from the demonstrations Thursday and Friday nights were dozens of federal officers who have used tear gas and non-lethal munitions against protesters gathered outside the U.S. courthouse since early July.
Tensions have largely calmed since Wednesday’s announcement that …

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