Six Federal Officers Injured During Portland Protests Friday Night

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The city of Portland has seen nighttime protests for 56 successive days, and the violence at these protests has actually just magnified. On Friday night, six federal officers were injured, with one officer sustaining a concussion and another hospitalized for burns from a mortar blast, Townhalls Julio Rosas reported. Deputies with the U.S. Marshals and officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Protective Service have been working hard to secure the Hatfield Federal Courthouse on a nightly basis. Federal officers have actually developed a border fence that rioters are trying to break through. On Friday night, protesters shined laser beams into the eyes of federal officers, known to cause permanent loss of sight, tossed dynamites at federal officers, and utilized ropes and a circular saw in an effort to break through the fencing safeguarding the court house. Journalist Drew Hernandez captured some of the tense minutes. The Justice Department announced numerous charges, including assaulting a federal officer and arson, against 18 individuals who took part in attacks on the courthouse over the past week. But more charges are overdue following the violence that took place on Friday and the violence anticipated over the weekend..
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