July 30 2020 6:35pm

Trump says federal officers to remain in Portland on standby

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that federal officers would not be leaving Portland, Ore., but would remain on standby to allow local law enforcement to respond to ongoing protests, but said if this is not done they would send in the National Guard. Widespread protests began across the U.S. and globally against anti-Black racism, after George Floyd, a Black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn.

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