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A Navy veteran was beaten and pepper-sprayed by federal agents at protest in Portland

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A Navy veteran said he went to a protest in Portland to talk with the federal agents deployed by President Donald Trump. Instead, he was beaten …
A Navy veteran said he went to a protest in Portland to talk with the federal agents deployed by President Donald Trump. Instead, he was beaten and sprayed with pepper gas in a confrontation captured in a now-viral video. Although protests in Portland have been going on for weeks, Christopher David,53, told the Associated Press he decided to join the protest for the first time Saturday night because was disturbed by reports of federal officers in unmarked cars arresting people without explanation. “What they were doing was unconstitutional,” said David, a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and a Navy veteran. ”Sometimes I worry that people take the oath of office or the oath to the Constitution, and it’s just a set of words that mean nothing. They really don’t feel in their heart the weight of those words.” David said the federal officers came charging out of the federal building and plowed into a group of protesters. He said he stood his ground after one officer shoved him backward.

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