Embattled city in Oregon: Federal police begins with withdrawal from Portland

The controversial use of Federal police officers in Portland in the American state of Oregon is back. The officials initiated a "phased withdrawal," said Gove

Embattled city in Oregon: Federal police begins with withdrawal from Portland

The controversial use of Federal police officers in Portland in the American state of Oregon is back. The officials initiated a "phased withdrawal," said Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday. The deduction from the city centre, starting on Thursday. The acting Minister for homeland security, Chad Wolf, said the Brown-negotiated Plan provides for a "robust presence" of the police of the state of Oregon in downtown Portland.

The death of the African-American George Floyd at the end of may in police custody has led in the United States, in many places, protests. The mainly peaceful protests but will be overshadowed in part by excesses in Portland. There and in other democratically ruled cities President Donald Trump forces of the Federal government has deployed to protect Federal buildings against the will of the municipal and state authorities. It came to clashes between Federal police and protesters.

the Minister Wolf said that state and local police would take over the securing of buildings and roads, particularly in the area of Federal buildings, "which have been attacked in the past two months at night".

Trump had said on Wednesday before a trip to Texas, the Federal government would not leave troops in Portland, before the local authorities to "secure your city". "Either you clean up in Portland, the Governor and the mayor are weak, or we're going to do it for you." Governor Brown and mayor Ted Wheeler of the Democratic party to belong to.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 10:20

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