Federal law enforcement officers broke up a mass protest in the US city of Portland, where unrest has not subsided for almost two months, and attempts by the city police to push the protesters even further from the center almost met with no resistance, Free News reported on Sunday.
To push the protesters away from the courthouse, Federal agents again used tear gas.
The crowd retreated from the square in front of the courthouse and moved to neighboring streets. Many victims of tear gas were assisted by medical volunteers, and groups of young people tried to protect the retreating people with homemade shields, umbrellas, and simply raised hands.
Earlier, a court in the United States refused to impose a temporary ban on Federal law enforcement agencies holding detentions during protests in Portland, which was sought by the Attorney General of the state of Oregon.
In Portland and several other cities in the United States for more than a month, protests have been held, often turning into riots, which began after the death in Minneapolis of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of state and municipal authorities, which, in his opinion, do not take the necessary measures to restore order. In this regard, in some cases, military and Federal police officers were brought into the cities, which caused dissatisfaction with local authorities, who mainly represent the US Democratic Party.