USA: Tear gas and police brutality as protesters and Portland officers clash

Federal protesters were beaten with metal poles by police and hit with tear gas after the vandalisation of a building in Portland on Tuesday. The demonstrators had gathered to condemn racism and police brutality. The journalist filming was hit by tear gas after police arrived to detain protesters who had set fire to several objects. Trump sent federal officers to Portland under the instruction to protect federal monuments and buildings, as officers and protesters clashed. The White House defended their use of force, including tear gas, and accused authorities of having «lost control» of Portland during an earlier press statement in Washington DC.

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