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Vietnam veteran pepper-sprayed by Trump'’s federal agents at Portland demonstration

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Federal troops were filmed pepper spraying an elderly Vietnam War veteran who was attending a protest in Portland over the weekend. The veteran, Mike Hastie, was standing several feet from a line of federal troops and…

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Federal soldiers were recorded pepper spraying an elderly Vietnam War veteran who was attending a protest in Portland over the weekend.

The veteran, Mike Hastie, was standing numerous feet from a line of federal soldiers and screaming at them about his time in Vietnam when a troop rushed him from his side and sprayed pepper spray in his face.

Mr Hastie was rebuking the troops for following orders he thinks are unlawful instead of maintaining an oath to the US Constitution

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He continued chewing out the federal soldiers as they walked away despite having the pepper spray in his eyes. Ultimately he breaks off his pursuit and cleans the spray out of his eyes.

” That was a direct spray,” Mr Hastie states in the video.

The encounter was recorded by reporter Andrew Kimmel, who has actually been on the ground in Portland covering the protest.

Mr Hastie belongs to the activist organisation Veterans for Peace.

Portland is ground absolutely no for Donald Trump‘s federal intrusion of cities run by Democrats, pledging to leave his troops in the cities up until “law and order” is brought back.

The demonstrations have actually just heightened since the federal soldiers arrived in Portland and started utilizing out of proportion force against protesters.

Recently, United Nations spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell stated the organisation has actually received reports that US protesters were being detained without reason and being beaten by police.

” There have been reports that tranquil protesters have actually been detained by unidentified policeman which is a worry since it may position those apprehended outside the security of the law and might generate approximate detention and other human rights violations,” Ms Throssell said throughout a press conference.

Ted Wheeler, the Mayor of Portland, has actually demanded Mr Trump eliminate the federal troops from his city. While visiting with protesters, the mayor was tear gassed by federal soldiers.

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” We are standing firmly with our non-violent protesters,” Mr Wheeler said throughout a CNN interview.

More than 2 dozen Senate Democrats sent Mr Trump a letter demanding he provide an explanation for sending out federal troops into the city.

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