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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:01 AM

Calm returns to Portland as federal agents withdraw

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Source: Washington Post

PORTLAND, Ore. — This city's battle-scarred downtown was calm much of Friday after federal agents withdrew from the streets where they had faced off with protesters for days, though dozens remained stationed downtown to respond to any further violence.

The agents, who had been posted at a federal courthouse that protesters had targeted with graffiti and fire, moved to other downtown locations, held in reserve under a deal between Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) and the Trump administration. Amid criticism of the federal officers’ tactics, local and state police who took their place at the courthouse were far less aggressive — largely staying out of sight Thursday night, making no arrests and firing no tear gas.

In moments reminiscent of the once-nightly clashes, a few protesters threw rocks or fireworks at the empty space where federal agents had stood. But the crowds were largely peaceful Thursday night into Friday, listening to speeches about police brutality and racism and chatting on the grass.
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The Department of Homeland Security is keeping more than 130 federal agents stationed near the courthouse as a “quick reaction force,” in case protests turn violent again, according to an internal DHS document reviewed by The Washington Post.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/calm-returns-to-portland-as-federal-agents-withdraw/2020/07/31/3606b35a-d364-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-low_protestledeall-1204am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:28 AM

1. Imagine that.

If I didn't know better, I'd say that the mayhem may actually have to do with the presence of federal agents. . .

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:31 AM

2. The protests had been fading away before the feds showed up.

Trump is a menace to law and order.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:28 AM

3. Gee, what a shock

Once the goons who came all dressed up for a riot leave, the riot stops.

Odd how that works out.

One hopes Middle America is paying attention to this bullshit.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:46 AM

4. If they're watching Pox Noise they probably won't hear anything about it.




... and STAY Out!!!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:00 AM

5. I'm glad trump's goons are dispersing.. Who wants them in their city?

Mahalo, SunSeeker

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:19 AM

6. So what was the purpose of the storm troopers--a test for November?

Nearly everything Trump and his followers have done since 2016, has fallen by the way side.
We have no laws for the right wing.
Were these men in camouflage even federal workers?
It's HORRIBLE what these people have gotten away with since 2016. Our constitutional laws are weak.
We need to investigate and prosecute EVERYONE who broke laws after November 3rd, otherwise we are doomed to repeat this.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:55 AM

8. "So what was the purpose of the storm troopers"

To cause chaos in order to claim that "blue cities are out of control" and "it's the fault of Democrat (sic) mayors" because they stand up for "'n****r' savages who do nothing but rape, riot and loot" (despite the fact that in Portland's case, the city is only 4% black ).

I wouldn't be surprised if some of them were contract staff from the org that Erik Prince's Academi (formerly Blackwater) merged with - Constellis.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:35 AM

9. it was a reality federal cop show put on by the Idiot & his sycophants for their rabid base

Once President Biden is sworn in these RW fascists/KKK/neonazi groups need to be federally labelled as domestic terrorists - who they really are. And yes, all those who took part in these dangerous charade need to be prosecuted for endangering the lives of thousands of Americans peacefully exercising their constitutional rights.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:24 AM

7. I'm sure trump and fox will say that they saved the city

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:03 AM

10. Thank you Portland for staying the course.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:40 AM

11. It's almost as if the federal agents were the problem

funny how that works.

If Trump's goons head to other cities, I would suggest liberal activists steer clear of them and any federal buildings until they leave. They don't need an excuse for brutality. They'll just do it anyway.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:13 AM

13. Yeah, ain't it??


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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:05 AM

12. When state-sponsored terrorists leave, peace resumes.

That will be the same everywhere. Bloody donnie just wanted to show the country what he can do without the U.S. military.

Now we know. At least within the 100-mile border jurisdiction.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:10 PM

14. See? The federal agents brought peace to Portland . . .

by leaving.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:58 PM

15. LOCKING

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