Clashes in Portland highlight US divisions on race – BBC News

Date: 2020-08-30 21:33:48

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In the United States, the acting head of Homeland Security has refused to rule out sending federal forces to resolve violent protests in Portland, Oregon. Last night a man was shot dead during confrontations between Black Lives Matter protesters and supporters of President Trump. The city has become a focus for demonstrations against police brutality and racism – since the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis in May triggered a wave of national and international outrage. Nick Bryant’s report contains some distressing images.

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