Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Portland calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality were attacked and detained without cause by federal agents, acting on President Trump’s orders. These officers have escalated tensions in the city and committed unconstitutional offenses against peaceful protesters.
Trump sent federal officers from the Department of Homeland Security, despite objections from both the mayor of Portland and governor of Oregon, who called it “a blatant abuse of power by the federal government.” Now Trump is sending this federal paramilitary force to Chicago and Albuquerque. He has threatened to do so in other cities “run by very liberal Democrats.”
This federal overreach in Portland and in other cities is yet another partisan attempt to silence Black Lives Matter and the demand for racial justice. Our constitutional rights are being stripped away and lives are being destroyed at the hands of the most corrupt administration in U.S. history.
Add your name to demand the withdrawal of these federal agents.