A use of the security forces of the Federal government in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon, has encountered massive criticism. It was once again clashes with demonstrators came. The US President Donald trump's government sent militarized security forces were there against the will of the city and the Federal state. In the night of Saturday (local time) they also used tear gas against demonstrators who protested against racism and police violence, such as the local police said.
The democratic Chairman of the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi, exercised in a Saturday evening statement published massive criticism. "In the previous month, the government has used tear gas against peaceful protesters in (the capital) Washington, now Videos will show how Protesters in Portland in unmarked vehicles kidnapped," she wrote in the statement, the Congressman Earl Blumenauer from Portland has signed."Blatant abuse of power" Trumps
"We live in a democracy, not a banana Republic", - said in the statement. The abuse of citizens of Oregon or Washington for the "political games" Trumps will not be tolerated. Pelosi and Blumenauer announced the quick actions of the house of representatives, to stop this "blatant abuse of power".
"Mr. President, this is an attack on our democracy," commented mayor Ted Wheeler on Friday on Twitter. The deployment of para-military forces, in which not even clear on whose behalf they acted and wore no name tags, let the protests continue to escalate, he explained."It was as if a would lurking"
"I was in a panic," said protester Mark Pettibone for the "Washington Post". Pettibone was one of the people who were transported from the operating forces into a Van and taken away. During the Demonstration, men in green military were suddenly clothes and generic police badge got out of a car, and told Pettibone. He didn't initially know whether it is Right-wing or police forces were violent and ran away therefore. Soon, he had been surrounded and had surrendered.
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to use A Senator from the West coast state, Jeff Merkley, accused Trump, from the manual of "authoritarian governments". "A secret police in our democratic Republic no place," he wrote. The Minister of justice of the Federal state, Ellen Rosenblum, filed on Saturday a lawsuit at a Federal court to obtain a prohibition of the pseudo-police use.Secretary of Homeland security defended the use of
The use of forces of the Confederation against the declared will of a Federal state or a city is very unusual. The government has invoked the since a couple of days of use on the right, to protect a Federal court. The acting Secretary of Homeland security, Chad Wolf has defended the operation against the "violent anarchists" in Portland and explains the powers of the Federal government would get the Situation under control. The Republicans Trump had expressed previously made derogatory comments about the ongoing protests in the Democrat-controlled city and for a tough crackdown by the security forces advertised.
The protests in Portland started almost two months ago after the killing of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal police operation in the state of Minnesota. Part of it was in Portland also to violent clashes with the local police. Trumps government had used the climax of the peaceful Floyd-protests against racism and police violence in the nation's capital, Washington powers of the Federal government - and fierce criticism of the Democrats harvested.
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