2020-07-27 03:45:35 UTC
President Donald Trump on Sunday evening tweeted that protesters in Portland,
Oregon, are anarchists who hate our Country and accused the line of mothers
who formed a human chain to defend other protesters last week of being a scam.
The tweet quoted another tweet from One America News Network reporter Jennifer
Franco, who was sharing the news that a U.S. District Court judge denied an
order from the Oregon attorney general seeking to prevent federal agents from
arresting the Portland protesters. Trump also falsely accused media outlets of
neglecting to report the violence of these demonstrations.
The protest Saturday in the city was declared a riot by police after protesters
set fire to a courthouse and set off fireworks. Police cleared the area using
rubber bullets and tear gas following the declaration. Protests in the city have
gone on for over a month since the death of George Floyd in police custody on