Witnessing the increasing number of protests throughout Portland, the Trump administration decided to appoint federal forces in Oregon and Portland. After weeks of clashes and stopping protesters, Donald Trump is planning to withdraw the forces.
On this, Chad Wolf, the US Homeland Security Secretary, said that it was important to imply pull-off so that local police can protect the federal buildings. Portland has been suffering demonstrations for the past 62 days consecutively.
As per reports, Wolf said that there is no set timeline for pull-out.
Further, he said- “agreed to a joint plan to end the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers”. Source: BBC. The governor agreed to the said statement.
“That plan includes a robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland. State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attacK.” said Wolf.
Understanding the seriousness of the matter, on Wednesday, the governor tweeted- “They have acted as an occupying force & brought violence. Starting tomorrow, all Customs and Border Protection & ICE officers will leave downtown Portland.” Source: BBC.
Soon after the official announcement, President Trump declared victory and tweeted- “If the Federal Government and its brilliant Law Enforcement (Homeland) didn’t go into Portland one week ago, there would be no Portland.” Source: Twitter.
Further, it read- “It would be burned and beaten to the ground. If the Mayor and Governor do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!” Source: Twitter.
The movement of sending federal officers started on 4th July to safeguard the federal buildings.
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