Why are there tensions in Portland, US?


Team Udayavani, Sep 1, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

Tensions are mounting in the US city of Portland, where State police and law enforcement from neighboring suburbs have  been sent as tensions mounted following a fatal weekend shooting in the midst of clashes between supporters of President Donald Trump and counter-protesters.

On Saturday, Aug 29, A caravan of around 600 trucks packed with supporters of President Trump drove into Portland. Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed in the streets

According to FirstPost, Later that day, a man affiliated with a right-wing group was shot and killed as a large caravan of supporters of Trump drove through downtown Portland, where nightly protests have unfolded for three consecutive months.

The shooting came in the same week that a 17-year-old armed with a military-style weapon was charged with homicide in connection with shootings during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that left two people dead and one injured.

 

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