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Portland mayor needs federal troops leave city after clashes with anti-racism protesters

U.S. President Donald Trump condemned protests in Portland, Oregon, and violence in “Democrat-run” cities on Sunday as his Republican administration moves to intervene in urban centres he says have lost control of anti-racism demonstrations. Federal law enforcement officers, armed with a new executive order aimed at protecting U.S. monuments, last week started cracking down on…

U.S. President Donald Trump condemned demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, and violence in “Democrat-run” cities on Sunday as his Republican administration moves to intervene in city centres he states have lost control of anti-racism presentations.

After a disorderly night in Portland that saw an authorities association building set on fire and officers shooting tear gas at a group of mothers opposing cops cruelty, Trump and Portland’s mayor traded barbs over who was to blame for the escalating discontent.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler stated on Sunday that it was federal authorities who were greatly escalating the circumstance.

( REUTERS)

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