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Governor sends state police to Portland

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she’s sending state troopers and sheriffs deputies to Portland through the weekend to help police in the state’s largest city monitor a weekend rally in the city by the right-wing group Proud Boys and counter protests by liberal groups. Portland has been roiled by often violent protests for more than three months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrations that went into a lull during Oregon’s recent wildfires resumed this week, fueled by a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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