An Associated Press (AP) reporter watched several U.S. Marshal agents sustain wounds as thousands sparred with police during the journalist’s stay at a federal courthouse in Portland over the 7/25/2000 weekend.
An estimated 4,000 people converged on Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, and demonstrators made their presence known by hurling concrete and launching fireworks from behind the massive fence that stood between them and federal agents, according to an AP report.
On Sunday the fence surrounding the courthouse was breached by protesters.
AP reporter Mike Balsamo was inside the building during the siege and watched a total of six agents sustain injuries, including one who was bloodied after taking a direct hit from a firework, he reported. Not reporting what’s actually going on in Portland has gone on for some time.
Firenze Sage: New York Democrat Jerry Nadler says it never happened. Is he lying or stupid or both? The east coast media does not show Portland at night.