A pigs head burns during a protest against racial injustice and police brutality in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 30, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Federal officers began a phased withdrawal from the city Thursday, following weeks of violent clashes with protesters. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty …
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Source: PENNY STARR

A day after Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said that state police would replace federal police to protect the federal courthouse in Portland, protesters outside the building set ablaze a severed pig’s head, donned with a cop hat, sitting on an American flag.

“Antifa protesters dumped a bloody severed pig’s head on an American flag outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland,” journalist Andy Ngo reported on Twitter. “They put a cop’s hat on it and set all of it on fire.”

Protests across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, have devolved into riots where properties have been burned and looted and police have been the targets of violence.

The Daily Wire reported on conflicting messages from Brown, who claimed that federal police are withdrawing, with statements from the Department of Homeland Security that said no withdrawal will take place until the agency is certain that state police can adequately protect federal properties in the city.

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