Contains distressing content.
4 Aug 2020

On the ground after 68 days of Black Lives Matter protests

For an illustration of America’s fractured politics – the city of Portland – where there have been demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality for 68 consecutive days.

Officers declared another unlawful assembly as they broke up a protest last night – although nothing on the scale of the violent clashes seen last month – when President Trump sent in a federal task force against the crowds.

But why has a city which is demographically among the whitest in America become such a focus for Black Lives Matter protests? A warning – there are images in this report which some viewers might find distressing.