July 29 2020 10:28am

Portland protests: Trump says federal agents won’t leave until city is secure

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that federal agents will not leave Portland, Oregon until the city is secured, repeating his threat to send more federal officers if the situation gets worse on the 63rd consecutive day of demonstrations against racial inequality and police violence. The federal government has deployed teams of agents to quell the unrest, drawing criticism from Democrats and civil liberties groups who allege excessive force and federal overreach by Trump.

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