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NBC News 26 Jul 2020

One Killed At Austin Protest As Clashes Continue Across U.S.


An Austin, Texas protester carrying a rifle was shot and killed by a man who threatened the crowd with his car, police say. Thousands of demonstrations took place overnight in solidarity with Portland, Oregon, after federal agents arrived during ongoing protests.

Texas hit by Hurricane Hanna as coronavirus cases mount, Rep. John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge one final time, and one killed at Austin protest as clashes continue across U.S.
Protesters and federal officers continue to clash in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. People have been protesting there for police reform since the death of George Floyd. The mayor of Seattle called on Congress to pass a law keeping unwanted federal agents out of the city.
Video shows protesters scattering as gunfire breaks out at a protest in Kenosha, Wis., on the third straight night of unrest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Police said three people were shot and two were killed.
Two people were killed in a gunfight with Mexican military police at a protest at a dam that is diverting water to the United States, according to the National Guard, as tensions rise between protesters and officials in the drought-hit region.

Farmers and residents in Mexico's northern border state of Chihuahua are protesting water being funneled across the border - as more water is planned to be diverted to the U.S.

Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at security troops in the area, before occupying the La Boquilla dam and closing the gates.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called the violence ‘regrettable,' but added that the National Guard had been "prudent" to withdraw from the region to avoid inflaming tensions.

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