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Unidentified Federal Officers Detain Peaceful Anti-Racist Protesters

"The outside agitators from Donald Trump’s paramilitary force must be withdrawn from Portland immediately."

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Federal Police grabbed this protester off the street though he was posing no harm. They did not speak to him at all, giving him to reason for detention. Photo: YouTube

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) has condemned the Trump Administration for sending in federal law enforcement into Portland in order to suppress Oregonians advocating for justice at Black Lives Matter protests.

Federal law enforcement is utilizing unmarked vehicles to detain protesters.

Additionally, federal law enforcement has repeatedly fired upon peaceful protesters causing multiple injuries, which includes shooting one individual in the head who is currently still hospitalized.

"The level of repression by federal law enforcement entities that we have witnessed in Portland is unconscionable. Oregonians who have engaged in peaceful protest have been tear-gassed and shot at multiple times.

"Further, we are now seeing escalating tactics with protesters being unlawfully detained by unknown Federal law enforcement entities," said CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan.

"We believe the First Amendment is worth fighting for and celebrating. We know the Trump administration doesn’t care for it, but we do. We are deeply concerned that Portland will become Kent State unless both judges and other officials intervene.

"The outside agitators from Donald Trump’s paramilitary force must be withdrawn from Portland immediately."

Portland police began using tear gas on protesters in May, regardless of the fact that most of the crowds hadn’t violated any laws.

“The federal courts have unequivocally said that is unlawful and needs to stop,” said attorney Jesse Merrithew.

"And right when the federal courts say that, now we have the Trump administration sending in federal law enforcement to do the exact same thing."

Sources: CAIR; OPB

SEE ALSO: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.


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Anonymous August 3, 2020 7:21 am (Pacific time)

I identified? They are federal agents. Time for these guys to take off the cloves and start arresting everyone if these domestic terrorists, charge them with a federal crime. Then arrest the worthless mayor and governor for aiding and abetting domestic terrorists

betty August 1, 2020 3:08 pm (Pacific time)

Kate Brown and Ted Wheeler need to step down. They are destroying the state of Oregon. I did not vote them in and nobody else would have if they had any sense. They have no morals. They need to go.

MarilynBr July 22, 2020 12:28 pm (Pacific time)

I stand with the decision to send federal agents into Portland to help bring things under control. Thanks to Ted Wheeler and Kate Brown the city has really deteriorated. They always stand with Leftists and allow them to do damage property of others. By their failure to enforce the law they become co-Conspirators with the terrorists who are fueling and carrying out this damage. They better not ask taxpayers throughout the state or the federal government to pay for for putting things back in order again.

Sean July 18, 2020 11:07 am (Pacific time)

One sided opinion. Not true journalism.

Anonymous July 18, 2020 10:31 am (Pacific time)

Have you went in Portland lately, it is graffitied everywhere down town, they are not all peaceful! They are starting riots and treating the police officers like crap! They are destroying property what the heck! I think there more white people out there that black! I think it needs to stop,

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