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19 Jul 2020

Oregon files lawsuit against federal government over detaining protestors

The US state of Oregon has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, accusing it of unlawfully detaining protesters, after Federal agents were deployed to Portland over the last week. President Trump defended the actions in an interview on Fox News.

On the day when the US death toll from coronavirus topped 140 thousand Trump insisted that that the surge in cases was simply because the US testing program was better than those in other countries. All this as his long-time ally Roger Stone – whose prison sentence Trump commuted last week – used a racial slur while speaking to a black radio host which is included in Symeon Brown’s report.