Portland leaders call for peaceful demonstration, ask opponents to leave guns at home

Police in Portland say they are monitoring threats that armed counter-protesters may try to confront Black Lives Matter demonstrators at a planned rally on Saturday, and asked everyone to leave their guns at home.

Black Lives Matter Maine, a loose coalition of young Black anti-racism and anti-police brutality activists, is planning a rally and protest outside the Portland police station at 5 p.m. Saturday. It has distributed information on social media and is planning an act of nonviolent…

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