Calm returns to Portland as federal agents withdraw - News Summed Up

Calm returns to Portland as federal agents withdraw


In moments reminiscent of the once-nightly clashes, a few protesters threw rocks or fireworks at the empty space where federal agents had stood. ADAmong protesters, many feared that the peace was only temporary, noting that their concerns about racism and police brutality in the city predated the arrival of the federal agents. ADThe Trump administration said these tactics were necessary to stop people who had vandalized the federal courthouse. But the protests became bigger and more violent with federal agents’ presence. ADThe quick-reaction force’s instructions are to respond only to “major” felonies, including attempts to breach courthouse security or block the exits.


Source: Washington Post August 01, 2020 00:26 UTC



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