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Why Trump Chose Portland

Posted on AllSides July 24th, 2020
From The Left
Violence in America, Portland protests, Donald Trump, federal agents

Violent, reckless federal forces have a friend in the city’s police.

For more than three weeks, federal security forces have been terrorizing protesters in Portland, Oregon. Unidentified agents in unmarked minivans are kidnapping demonstrators without warrants, assaulting journalists, and beating people in the streets. The militarized forces, which have battered crowds with tear gas and “less lethal” munitions, were sent by the Trump administration under the guise of protecting federal property from vandals. The reckless show of force has escalated local tensions: In a video captured by New York Times...

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