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News ID: 48085
Publish Date: 8:43 - 19 September 2020
Saturday, 19 September 2020_The FBI has warned of “combustible violence” on US streets ahead of the November presidential election, as tensions have recently increased between anti-racial protesters and far-right extremists during nationwide demonstrations that have followed the police killing of African American George Floyd.

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Christopher Wray told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the FBI was deeply concerned about possible violence between groups, which have recently faced off in protests in various cities, including Portland, Rochester and Kenosha.

"Now you've got an additional level of combustible violence," Wray said, citing "violent extremist groups or individuals committing violence."

"Now you have both groups from the opposite sides adding to the combustibility and danger of the situation," he said while testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee.

Floyd’s death sparked protests across the country, including in Portland where anti-racism protesters have remained on the streets practically every night since.

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