Oregon’s Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland will begin a “phased withdrawal” from Oregon’s largest city’s downtown area on Thursday.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf confirmed that he and Brown reached a joint plan to end the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers.”
“That plan includes the robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland,” he said.
BREAKING: We're asking a federal court to sanction and hold in contempt the federal agents in Portland, Oregon, for willfully and repeatedly violating a restraining order blocking attacks on journalists and legal observers.
— ACLU (@ACLU) July 28, 2020
BREAKING: Federal law enforcement in Portland arrested 74 people and charged 60 of them with federal crimes for actions they allegedly took against @DHSgov personnel and federal facilities in the Oregon city, per @KerriKupecDOJ https://t.co/JWKJKOkGWv
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) July 27, 2020