(DAILY SIGNAL) Residents of the Portland area have “become accustomed to chaos,” says William Deatherage, 22, a recent college graduate who has lived in a suburb of the Oregon city since he was 5 years old.
“It’s safe during the day, but with all the litter and graffiti and statues torn down, I don’t even like to go there anymore,” Deatherage told The Daily Signal. “It’s not the city I grew up knowing.”
After 50 days of unrest that included repeated vandalism and use of fireworks downtown, including at two federal buildings, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s actions to curb rioters in Portland prompted a new controversy.
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