‘I want to stand up to Trump’: Portland protesters unleash fury over BLM, Covid-19 and economy

Protesters say they’re demonstrating for multiple reasons as concern grows that the nightly battles play into Trump’s hands

Some come early and leave before the atmosphere turns and the trouble begins. Others sit out the peaceful demonstration and arrive in time for the nightly showdown to the beat of drummers rallying Portland’s ad hoc force of protesters against “Trump’s troops”.

But each evening follows the same broad ritual in downtown Portland in support of Black Lives Matter and against Donald Trump’s deployment of federal paramilitaries even as the protests have swelled to draw in organized groups of mothers, military veterans and first time demonstrators pushed too far by the president.

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