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How did we get here? Portland protests continue into eighth week

Here's a look back at the timeline of Portland protests in the months following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minnesota.

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There have been protests in the streets of Portland for more than 50 days, as people march to fight systemic racism and police violence. The demonstrations began as a response to the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died while in a Minneapolis police officer's custody.

The protests in Portland started as mostly nonviolent vigils and rallies, with thousands gathering to honor Floyd and other black men and women killed by police officers nationwide and to call for a stop to police violence against people of color.

But since early June the protests have turned violent several times, with protesters clashing with police officers and federal agents.

Here's a look back at the timeline of Portland protests in the months following George Floyd's death.