Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Federal officers, clad in unmarked military fatigues and driving unmarked vans, have reportedly been abruptly grabbing and detaining protesters in Portland, Ore., as the tension between the forces sent to protect federal property and demonstrators continues.
Protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of May have been dominating Portland’s downtown area for well over a month. The demonstrations have, at times, led to damage of federal buildings, which is what prompted Chad Wolf — acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security — to send federal officers to the Rose City in recent weeks.
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The tactic appears to be another escalation in federal force deployed on Portland city streets, as federal officials and President Donald Trump have said they plan to “quell” nightly protests outside the federal courthouse and Multnomah County Justice Center that have lasted for more than six weeks.