My friend took these photos of Portland a few days ago. The downtown is boarded up.
But next to nothing has been done by local Portland police.
As I said, I will never go to Portland, but if I lived there, I would have protection in my car too. This could have gone wrong quickly, but things worked out for the person in the car after all. Sure would have been nice to have seen police officers and empty roads instead.
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Martinez police ask for mutual aid as city braces for weekend protests
By Debora Villalon
Published 17 hours ago
KTVU FOX 2
Martinez police to call in mutual aid as it braces for weekend protests
Martinez is bracing for a huge protest and possible counter protest this weekend. It all began with the Black Lives Matter public art that was painted over by two residents who have been charged with a hate crime. Now some residents fear the worst as police are planning to call in reinforcements.
MARTINEZ, Calif. - Martinez is bracing for a huge protest- and possible counter-protest- this weekend.
Ironically, Martinez police swiftly determined the pair had vandalized permitted public art and committed a hate crime.
They were charged by Contra Costa County's D.A., resulting in even more notoriety for them.
In another follow-up tweet, Wheeler said he told DHS officials to either stay in their building or leave the city. He also said they should clean the graffiti on federal buildings.
It is Portland demonstrators who are adding the graffiti.
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FRIDAY – July 17Upcoming Bay Area Protests / Funcheap.com
updated 7/17/20 at 9:00 am