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Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

LAGOS, Nigeria — Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday that Nigeria's security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday night, killing 12 people calling for an end to police brutality.

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains.

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am Black history,” and began recording a video.

Man arrested after police car fire at Seattle protest

 A Bremerton man was arrested and charged in federal court after authorities believe he set fire to a Seattle police car during a May 30 protest in downtown Seattle that turned destructive following the police killing of George Floyd, authorities said.

Portland, Oakland sue over use of federal agents at protests

The cities of Oakland and Portland, Oregon, have sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, alleging that the agencies are overstepping constitutional limits in their use of federal law enforcement officers to tamp down on protests.

Lesson not learned: Europe unprepared as 2nd virus wave hits

ROME – Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, is a widespread case of “COVID-fatigue.”

Self-described Proud Boy pleads not guilty to assault

A self-described member of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, pleaded not guilty to a dozen charges Thursday related to clashes in the streets of Portland, Oregon, between right- and left-wing demonstrators in the run-up to November's presidential election.

Breonna Taylor protesters march anew: “No justice, No peace”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A diverse crowd of hundreds marched in Louisville’s streets chanting “Black Lives Matter” on Saturday night, the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Police: 3 arrests at right-wing rally in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND – Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence Saturday, though they are investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face.

Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor’s case

Breonna Taylor’s family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment.

Oregon governor sends state police to Portland for protests

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she's sending state troopers and sheriffs deputies to Portland through the weekend to help police in the state's largest city monitor a weekend rally in the city by the right-wing group Proud Boys and counter protests by liberal groups.

Violence at Portland protest escalates to firebombs, police say

Protesters in Portland hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, police said, escalating tensions in a city that's already seen nearly four months of nightly protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

Trump supporters rally near Portland and at Oregon Capitol

SALEM – Hundreds of people gathered Monday afternoon in a small town south of Portland for a pro-President Donald Trump vehicle rally – just over a week after a member of a far-right group was fatally shot after a Trump caravan went through Oregon’s largest city.

Dozens arrested as violent Portland protests continue

Hundreds of people gathered for rallies and marches against police violence and racial injustice Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, as often violent nightly demonstrations that have happened for 100 days since George Floyd was killed showed no signs of ceasing.

Los Angeles Times: Portland killing underscores complexity of protests and leadership

There is still much to be learned about the brutal killing Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, of Aaron "Jay" Danielson. But there can be little doubt that with his violent death and many others in U.S. cities over the last three months, we are witnessing multiple failures of leadership and a fearsome unraveling of the fabric of civility that binds our nation together.