Protesters outside a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, carried chain link fences to block off a now boarded up entrance to the building, in defiance of orders from authorities to disperse, reports from the scene said.
According to eyewitnesses, authorities deployed tear gas in response to the barricades.
The court house and surrounding area have been a hot spot in the city, where protesters, drawn to the area for anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests, have repeatedly clashed with federal officers.
The Mayor of Portland 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: Zane Sparling via Storyful