Updated 2:05 PM EDT, Mon September 7, 2020
For more than three months, people in Portland, Oregon, have been protesting against racial inequality and police brutality.
The protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, have been mostly peaceful. But there have been instances of violence, arson and vandalism.
The Trump administration dispatched federal agents to the city as part of an effort to guard federal buildings and monuments. Protesters clashed with these forces, resulting in injuries on both sides.
Local elected officials, including Mayor Ted Wheeler and Gov. Kate Brown, called for the disbanding of federal forces so they could address the protests themselves. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, asking a judge to declare the federal officers' actions unlawful.
In late July, Brown and the Trump administration reached an agreement to withdraw federal officers. But protests — and clashes between police and protesters — have continued.