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Protest Erupts Over Police Car Driving Through Crowd

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Protesters set a large fire, damaged buildings and marched with signs late Sunday in response to a police car driving through a crowd in Washington state the day before, leaving at least two people injured. The …

Protesters Gather, Damage Democratic Headquarters in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of protesters carrying signs against President Joe Biden and police marched in Portland on Inauguration Day and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, police said. Some in the group of about …

Woman Known for Giving Food to Protesters Loses Home in Fire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chaunda Lee walked through her Louisville home Sunday afternoon for the first time since Christmas Day, when a fire destroyed nearly everything inside. Stepping over broken glass and ashes littered across her porch, Lee carried with …

Utah Bill May Exonerate Some Who Injure Protesters

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah state representative has proposed a bill that may exonerate drivers who accidentally kill or injure protesters while fleeing in fear for his or her life. The legislation advanced by Republican Rep. Jon Hawkins Tuesday …

Case Dismissed Against Lawmaker Accused of Damaging Monument

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A judge in Virginia dismissed charges on Monday that were filed against a prominent Black state senator after police said that she and others conspired to damage a Confederate monument in the city of Portsmouth. The Virginian-Pilot …

Portland, Oregon Commissioner’s Home Vandalized After Vote

PORTLAND, Ore. — People in Portland threw flares and paint-filled balloons at the house of a city commissioner for Oregon’s largest city after he cast the deciding vote against cutting $18 million from city’s police budget, authorities said. The vandalism …

Federal Arrests Show Most Arrested in Protests Aren’t Organized Extremists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tell a different story. Very few …

What Drove Protesters in May Unrest Over George Floyd?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Before facing federal arson charges, the only other time McKenzy Ann DeGidio Dunn could recall appearing before a judge was three years ago, when she was legally adopted by a rural Pope County, Minnesota family at …

Portland Chief: Violent Protests Come ‘at Increased Cost’

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s police chief has denounced protesters who broke windows and set a fire to a business in the upscale apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives, labeling the events an escalation in the street violence that Oregon’s …

Portland Protesters Set Fires, Use Mortar; 2 Officers Hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters outside a Portland police union building set fires and used a mortar to launch commercial grade fireworks at police and officials said Monday that two officers were injured and 16 demonstrators were arrested. A day after …