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drakuliren/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — In the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s death in May, Portland Police Chief Jami Resch issued a statement she had hoped would help keep a lid on rising tensions in her city by condemning the fatal police encounter in Minneapolis as running “contrary to our fundamental duty […]

Courtesy Emily RuttBY: ELLA TORRES (PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with three counts of simple assault after video purportedly showed him spraying peaceful, kneeling protesters with pepper spray during protests against police brutality, officials said. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the charges against Officer Richard Nicoletti, 35, on Wednesday. Nicoletti […]

iStock/Lalocracio(PORTLAND) — As protesters continue to clash with federal law enforcement agents in Portland, Oregon, a group of moms stepped up to help protect the protesters. More than two dozen women created what they called a Wall of Moms over the weekend to create a barrier between protesters and federal officers, who are under fire […]

Mason Trinca/Getty ImagesBY: QUINN OWEN, LUKE BARR AND JAKE DATE, ABC NEWS (PORTLAND, Ore.) — The U.S. attorney in Oregon has requested an investigation of federal law enforcement agents following recent clashes between federal agents and demonstrators protesting police brutality in Portland. The request comes in the wake of threats by President Donald Trump to […]

MattGush/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS (SEATTLE) — One person has life-threatening injuries and another is in serious condition after a vehicle drove through protesters walking on a closed interstate in Washington state overnight, according to Washington State Patrol. The vehicle, according to Washington Patrol PIO Rick Johnson, drove through a closure along I-5 and struck […]

urbazon / iStockBy Bill Hutchinson, ABC News St. Louis police confirmed on Monday that they are investigating a confrontation caught on cellphone video of some white neighbors of Mayor Lyda Krewson pointing guns at protesters marching by their mansion on the way to the mayor’s home. The episode occurred Sunday afternoon, when hundreds of demonstrators […]

Skyhobo/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (MADISON, Wis.) — Turmoil unfolded outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday night as protesters allegedly attacked a state senator, smashed windows and toppled two historic statues. Demonstrations began in downtown Madison earlier Tuesday following the arrest of a Black protest organizer, who police say walked into a restaurant while […]

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Anti-racism protesters tried to pull down a monument of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, in a park near the White House on Monday night before police intervened. Scores of protesters broke through a fence surrounding the 168-year-old bronze equestrian statue at the […]

SeanPavonePhoto/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (RICHMOND, Va.) — Police in Virginia’s capital declared an unlawful assembly on Sunday night as anti-racism protesters tried to tear down a Confederate-era monument. The Richmond Police Department announced the unlawful assembly declaration on Twitter, urging people to “leave the area.” The department later tweeted that an unlawful assembly was […]

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty ImagesBy ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (SAN FRANCISCO) — The statue of Francis Scott Key, who is known for writing “The Star-Spangled Banner” but was a slave owner, was toppled by protesters in San Francisco during demonstrations against racial injustice. Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” after he saw an American flag flying at the […]