Civil unrest escalates in Portland as federal agents accused of stroking danger by Itv

Itv – US federal agents teargassed the mayor of Portland as he stood outside a courthouse during another night of protests in the city.
Donald Trump dispatched Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers to the city in Oregon in a bid to stop crime in the area, but Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, had asked the president to stand down the agents.

Mr Trump said the move is to protect federal property and monuments – he has lambasted efforts by protesters to knock down Confederate statues.

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