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Attorney general will defend aggressive US response to Portland protests – The Guardian

William Barr will tell members of a House judiciary hearing that the events in Portland are disconnected from the death of George Floyd

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The US attorney general, William Barr, will defend the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America in a highly anticipated hearing on Tuesday, arguing that violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests sparked by George Floyds death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Barr will tell members of the House judiciary committee that the violence taking place in Portland, Oregon, and other cities is disconnected from the death of Floyd, which he described…

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