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It was not clear if the complex agreement announced Wednesday would reduce tensions on the streets of Portland, where protests have been staged nightly for more than two months.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours Saturday, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas dispensed by U.S. agents, lingered above.
A U.S. judge denied an order sought by Oregon's top law enforcement officer to stop federal agents from arresting people during nightly protests in Portland that have roiled the city.
Federal agents appeared to deploy tear gas early Friday to force thousands of demonstrators from crowding around the federal courthouse.
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, was tear gassed by the U.S. government late Wednesday as he stood at a fence guarding a federal courthouse during another night of protest against the presence of federal agents sent by President Donald Trump.
The lawsuit, filed by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, alleges that federal agents sent by President Donald Trump have arrested people with no probable cause, whisked protesters away in unmarked cars and used excessive force to quell the unrest.
The use of federal agents against the will of local officials has also set up the potential for a constitutional crisis — and one that could escalate as President Donald Trump says he plans to send federal agents to other…
The Trump administration dispatched the officers from agencies under the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security against the wishes of state and local officials.
Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city’s mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state’s attorney general vowed to seek a restraining order against…
Federal agents in green camouflage uniforms have been taking into custody people in the streets of Portland, not close to federal property that they were sent to protect.
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