Federal officers beat Navy veteran with a baton, pepper-spray and tear-gas a county commissioner at Portland protest.
“There were no cohesive tactics to what they were doing. There was no attempt to de-escalate. Their only intent seemed to be to engage and to escalate the aggression on both sides.”-Chris Davis
A group of women, many of whom were first time protesters, formed a “wall of moms” to shield other demonstrators from federal agents after nights of unrest and harsh crackdown from law enforcement in Portland. NBC’s Erin McLaughlin reports from the ground and speaks with one of the women who started the group about what motivated her and others to take to the streets.