Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that US federal agents will stay in Portland until local law enforcement officials finish a “cleanup of anarchists and agitators”.
The City of Portland has seen 63 consecutive days of protests, which started in late May.
Local and federal officials have agreed to withdraw law enforcement officials after local police completed a cleanup of “anarchists and agitators”.
The increased violence follows weeks of protests against police brutality and racism that have erupted in Seattle, Portland and other US cities after the death of African American man George Floyd in police custody on 25 May.
However, many of the protests have turned into riots, complete with violence against police officers and civilians as well as acts of vandalism, arson and looting.
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