New Local Lawsuit Challenges 'Violent and Unlawful' Attacks on Portland Protesters by Trump's Secret Police Force

July 31, 2020
Common Dreams

...The New York City-based Center for Constitutional Rights said in a statement that the "militarized attacks on cities and protesters are symptoms of a rising and desperate authoritarianism from an out-of-control president looking to distract the country from systemic racism, the failing economy, and a brutal pandemic while shoring up his white supremacist base."

"The administration can expect legal challenges, and, as we have seen in Portland, their attacks will only bring more people out to protest," the center added, expressing support for "everyone taking to the streets in Portland, New York, and cities across the country calling for the abolition and defunding of police departments and justice for Black people murdered by law enforcement." ...

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July 31, 2020