Social Justice

U.S. Agrees to Pull Agents From Portland If Local Police Step In

July 29, 2020, 6:29 PM

The Trump administration has struck a deal with Oregon to end weeks of clashes between federal officers and protesters in downtown Portland that President Donald Trump has made a focus of his re-election campaign.

But Federal and state officials gave seemingly conflicting accounts of the agreement amid continuing protests in the city over police brutality and racism.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told reporters that police agents who were surged to Portland will withdraw from the city when it’s clear that state and local law enforcement can secure downtown streets and prevent property destruction and violence at the federal...

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