Los Angeles | The government of Donald Trump has agreed to withdraw gradually from the July 30, federal agents deployed in Portland, said Wednesday the governor a democrat from the State of Oregon, Kate Brown.
“After discussions with the vice-president and responsible of the administration, the federal government has accepted my request and will start to withdraw its agents,” wrote in a press release, Mrs Brown.
The minister of internal Security by acting, Chad Wolf, for his part, stressed in a press release that its services would “continue to maintain our staff for the maintenance of order supplementary to Portland until we are sure” that the court and other federal sites ” will not be attacked “.
“This has been our mission and our goal for these violent activities, crimes, have started,” he says.
Since the arrival of these officers at the beginning of July, the protests of anti-racist organized in the last two months in this great city of the north-west are quite tense, and clashes have been taking place every night in the vicinity of the federal court. On Tuesday, the minister of Justice Bill Barr justified this intervention intended to put an end to the ” riots “, painting a picture of apocalyptic situation.
The governor Kate Brown has an interpretation of the facts is radically different: “The federal police have acted as an occupying force, refused to render accounts and have brought violence and conflict in our city “, accuse-t-it.
The death of George Floyd, middle-aged black asphyxiated on 25 may in Minneapolis by a white policeman, has sparked in all of the United States, huge demonstrations of anti-racist. The mobilization was significantly impaired, but pockets of protest have persisted, especially in Portland, a city clearly marked to the left and with a strong history of protest.
The deployment of federal agents, and sometimes from the customs or the border police, and featuring a wide range of military, has had the effect of hardening of the movement in Portland.
The federal police have since been dispatched to other major cities of the country, for the most part managed by democrats, such as Chicago. On Wednesday, the republican government of Donald Trump announced the sending of those forces into three new cities (Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee), officially, to help curb an upsurge of crime.