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By Bowen Xiao
The Epoch Times
No end in sight as rioters call for ‘revolution’ and feds struggle to contain violence
Each night, as the last scatters of sunlight fade away, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of protesters and rioters begin to emerge. Their target: the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse located in downtown Portland, Oregon.
What awaits them inside the courthouse is a mix of agents from the Federal Protective Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They were sent to the city as reinforcements to protect federal buildings.
Amid banging drums and raucous cheers castigating law enforcement, some in the crowd attempt to agitate and escalate the scene further.
Night after night—now into its 59th and counting—officers face an onslaught of projectiles such as rocks, bottles, and bricks, as well as commercial fireworks (which can cause burns), according to the Portland Police Bureau. Rioters also bang against the protective barrier that surrounds most of the courthouse, sometimes using saws to cut through, other times using grappling hooks or rope to tear it down. Click here to continue reading.
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