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The protest in Portland brought together ten thousand people

Protest action in connection with the death of an African-American George Floyd from the hands of the police gathered from 7 to 10 thousand protesters in Portland, Oregon, reports CNN TV channel with reference to the representative of local police Michael Roberts.

According to Roberts, currently the city has formed two main groups of protesters. One of them passed through the Burnside bridge. In the middle of the span, protesters lay on the ground and brought his hands behind his back as a sign of solidarity with Floyd. In General, the action takes place peacefully.

As noted by Roberts, while no one was detained.

The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.