Police faced off against protesters in downtown Portland early on the morning of July 18, video taken at the scene shows.
This footage was filmed at the intersection of SW Salmon Street and SW 4th Avenue. After a face off, police rush forward, driving protesters back. A voice on a loudspeaker can be heard ordering protesters to disperse, calling the gathering an “unlawful assembly.”
On other occasions in July, federal police clashed repeatedly with protesters. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has demanded US President Donald Trump remove federal agents from the city.
Despite the mayor’s focus on federal officers, protesters continue to clash with Portland police. Credit: Alex Zielinski|Portland Mercury via Storyful