By Emily Zanotti
A Black Lives Matter flag waves in front of a fire at the North Precinct Police building in Portland, Oregon on September 6, 2020. – Protestors are marching for an end to racial inequality and police violence. Aaron Danielson, 39, a supporter of a far-right group called Patriot Prayer, was fatally shot August 29, 2020, in Portland, Oregon after he joined pro-Trump supporters who descended on the western US city, sparking confrontations with Black Lives Matter counter-protesters.
Portland, Oregon, residents are increasingly wary of the city’s downtown area, following a sharp spike in violence, a nearly year-long campaign of rioting, and a growing homelessness problem, according to a poll taken by The Oregonian.
Portland’s downtown and, in some cases, its residential areas, have been home to ongoing, often violent demonstrations for nearly a year, since George Floyd died while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. What began as an anti-police brutality and anti-racism protest, however, has since grown into a multi-faceted, destructive force that is driving residents away from the city.
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