Protests hit Portland, Seattle hours after Biden inauguration

Los Angeles (AFP) – Protests struck Portland and Seattle just hours after US President Joe Biden’s inauguration, police said Thursday, with Democratic Party and federal immigration offices vandalized and reports of tear gas and stun grenades used. The Pacific Northwest region emerged as a hotbed of demonstrations last year, but any hopes that the end of Donald Trump’s term in office would quickly halt violent unrest tied to far-left groups were dashed Wednesday. Around 150 people vandalized Oregon’s Democratic Party offices Wednesday afternoon, before a similarly sized group descended on the f…

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