For the 54th consecutive day, street demonstrations and protests have continued in the city of Portland, Oregon.
With a thaw in relations showing no signs of being reached, protesters and federal agents continue to clash as an influx of federal resources in the area increases tensions.
The protests began after the death of George Floyd in police custody in May.
Like numerous cities in the US, the Portland demonstrations are calling for justice in the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, and countless other black lives that were ended by violence.
However, what began as calls for justice and accountability have given way to a variety of different reasons to demonstrate as officers and protesters clash.
This has resulted in injuries on both sides, vandalism, arson, and allegations of police brutality.
Last week, federal officers intensified their measures as officers in unmarked vehicles appeared to forcefully seize protesters from the streets and detain them without justification. In response, the attorney general for the state of Oregon filed a lawsuit against the federal government, accusing it of unlawfully detaining protesters.
The Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, and various other mayors also called for the immediate removal of President Trump's “Rapid Deployment Unit” squads, and for a congressional investigation of their unconstitutional tactics.
In terms of the most recent development, the Portland Police have said that people have attempted to break into Federal Courthouse and lit fires downtown.
In the midst of these events, Portland Independent Documentarians have been documenting the protest footage and they recently observed a rendition of The Wolfe Tones' song Go On Home British Soldiers being performed.
In a post on Twitter, Portland Independent Documentarians said that "protesters here tell me they are 'resisting an enemy occupation'".
Take a look.
"Go on Home British Soldiers". An Irish rebellion song is played. Protesters here tell me they are "resisting an enemy occupation". #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/I1tZxMod77
— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) July 21, 2020