Man killed during clash with Trump supporters and BLM protesters

Man killed during clash with Trump supporters and BLM protesters

A man has been shot dead in Oregon as a large procession of supporters of President Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland.

Images from the scene showed medics trying to save the man, who appeared to be white.

Police have not given an identity or specified whether the shooting was directly linked to the clashes which broke out in a downtown area.

Portland’s streets have been the scene of frequent protests in recent weeks.
The city has become a focus for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May triggered a wave of national and international outrage.

Federal forces were sent by President Trump to Portland in July in what was described as a move to prevent violence but later withdrawn.

Acting homeland security chief Chad Wolf refused to rule out sending them back when pressed on ABC’s This Week.
“I believe all options continue to be on the table, specifically as we talk about Portland,” he said.
What is known about the shooting?

The latest pro-Trump rally was on the third Saturday in a row.
In a statement, Portland police said: “Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.”

The man did not survive, they said.