Wall of Moms, meet Leaf-blower dads. WaPo: How Portland protesters are fighting back against tear gas. “The loud, pressurized air machines typically used to clear grass, leaves and other lawn debris are surprisingly effective tools at clearing caustic chemicals from the air. They’re so effective that on Friday night, federal agents frustrated at being caught in up in a redirected cloud of tear gas, showed up to the demonstration with their own handheld blowers. The leaf-blower wars were on.” (You just know someone on NextDoor was complaining about all the yard cleaning being done at an unreasonable hour.)

+ At least 45 arrested after protesters throw explosives and rocks at police in Seattle.