The protests in Portland have not stopped, since the death of George Floyd – the African American who died at the hands of a white police officer – the protests in the State of Oregon have not ended, more than 50 days the situation worsens with the arrival of agents federal, sent by Donald Trump.
In the last week, the federal security forces sent by the White House have increased confrontations with protesters, who have reported violence and abuse of authority through social networks, where videos of the agents go viral, not identified, using force to put them in vehicles that do not have identification, and attacks with tear gas have also been seen.
Mark Morgan, commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection Office, through his Twitter, assured that they will continue arresting «violent criminals who are destroying federal properties«. The commissioner clarified that the reason why the agents are not identified would be their security since according to Morgan, the protesters use the information to attack their families.
Portman city authorities have expressed concern. Since the arrival of the agents sent by Donald Trump, the situation in the area would have worsened, «His presence here is actually leading to more violence and more vandalism«, said Portman Mayor Ted Wheeler for CNN. Likewise, the governor of Oregon, Kate Brown also spoke before the facts accusing Trump of making a political theater. The state of Oregon has filed a lawsuit against the federal forces, accusing them of illegally detaining protesters.
For its part, the White House has spoken out, assuring that the deployment of the troops has the sole purpose of protecting the federal properties of the city and the citizens of the «radical left». Chad Wolf, Secretary of Homeland Security, has referred to them as a «violent mafia«.
The dispute that has arisen between local and federal authorities would have been classified as a constitutional crisis by the American Civil Liberties Union, who also questioned the federal authorities, and a way to suppress the protests.