Gold 2021 / Editorial / Political (Non-Pro)

Unrest In Portland

  • Photographer
    Jordan Stern
  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/Political, 1st place winner in Editorial

Following the death of George Floyd in police custody, protests against police brutality broke out all across the United States. After 48 nights of continued protest in Portland, Oregon, the Trump Administration sent in groups of Federal Agents for the stated purpose of protecting federal property from vandalism. Unmarked Federal Agents in tactical uniforms now policed the protests using less-lethal munitions, flash bangs, tear gas, and arresting protestors to stop the protests. This excessive use of force had the opposite effect and re-ignited the nightly protests to their peak.