‘It was like being preyed upon’: Portland protesters say federal officers in unmarked vans are detaining them

washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07…
Trump announces 'surge' of federal officers to Chicago as he campaigns on 'law and order' mantle cnn.com/2020/07/22/pol…
Federal Officers Hit Portland Mayor With Tear Gas

Mayor Ted Wheeler denounced federal officers for an “egregious overreaction.” Some protesters mocked him, recalling the city police’s use of tear gas on demonstrators.

nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/…
A Judge Said Federal Officers Can’t Arrest Or Use Force Against Journalists In Portland

The 14-day temp restraining order, which the Trump administration opposed, is the first court order placing limits on the federal law enforcement action in Portland. buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…

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