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The city has had nightly protests for two months since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.
Early Monday, some protesters climbed over the fence surrounding the courthouse, while others shot fireworks, banged on the fence and projected lights on the building.
Far from tamping down the unrest, the presence of federal agents has given new momentum and a new focus to protests that had begun to devolve into smaller, chaotic crowds.
The George Floyd protests snaked through major American cities for weeks. But as some protests simmered, Portland's have only just come to a boil.
Four protesters in Kentucky are on a hunger strike, demanding that two police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor are fired and stripped of their pensions.
The Minnesota Legislature passed a package of police accountability measures early Tuesday that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis.
State and local authorities, who didn’t ask for federal help to quell ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, are awaiting a ruling in a lawsuit filed late last week.
Federal officers last week started cracking down on crowds gathering in Portland to protest police brutality and systemic racism.
Surveillance video showed three people smearing blue paint on the Fifth Avenue mural while a woman littered it with flyers around 4 p.m. Friday, police said.
The world of tournament Scrabble is split over whether to remove racial and anti-LGBT+ slurs from official dictionaries, as governing bodies debate the rules in light of the global Black Lives Matter protests.