September 20, 2020

The Showdown in Portland

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Federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear have taken to the streets of Portland, Ore., unleashing tear gas, bloodying protesters and pulling some people into unmarked vans. Today, we go behind protest lines to understand what is going on in Portland.

On today’s episode:

  • Zolan Kanno-Youngs, the homeland security correspondent for The New York Times.

  • Mike Baker, a correspondent for The Times based in the Pacific Northwest.

ImageFederal forces and protesters clashed near the federal courthouse in Portland, Ore., early Wednesday.
Credit…Mason Trinca for The New York Times

Mike Baker contributed reporting.

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