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Naked Athena. A woman wearing only a hat and face mask approached a line of police officers at SW 3rd and Taylor early in the morning of July 18, 2020, after a long night of protests in downtown Portland. Dave Killen/Staff

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Officers watch as a woman wearing only a hat and face mask approached their line at SW 3rd and Taylor early in the morning of July 18, 2020, after a long night of protests in downtown Portland. Dave Killen/Staff

The officers shot pepper balls at her feet. Another protester ran out in front of her with a homemade shield, Killen added, but she sidestepped him and his shield.

“She definitely did not seem to invite him to do that,” Killen said.

The whole time, he said, he didn’t hear her say a word.

About 10 minutes after she arrived, the officers left. The woman left soon after without any additional fanfare.

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