After U.S. Marshals defended federal assets under siege for months in Portland, Oregon, without support from local authorities, they agreed to take over protection.
Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf was joined by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, and the Portland police officers, and local officials to control the violent situation, according to the Townhall on July 29.
“Over the past 24 hours, Governor Brown and I have been in regular communication and have agreed to a joint plan to end the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers,” Wolf said.
The strategy includes having Oregon State Police coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to guard endangered buildings and nearby streets, avoiding the risks posed by left-wing extremist assailants.
Despite this agreement, federal agents will continue to lead until they are sure that their presence is no longer required, given the intervention of local authorities.
“The Department will continue to maintain our current, augmented federal law enforcement personnel in Portland until we are assured that the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and other federal properties will no longer be attacked and that the seat of justice in Portland will remain secure,” Wolf predicted.
Attacks on state property erupted after the death of African American George Floyd on May 25, sparking the Black Lives Matter movement into action and the members were joined by many members of the left-wing extremist antifa group.
From then on, many cities in the country were plunged into violence and destruction of state property was widespread, justified by alleged racist discrimination.
Mass media was heavily criticized for reporting on “peaceful” protests, diverting attention from the evidence presented by the hundreds of deaths and the destruction of buildings and monuments.
Several federal agents were permanently blinded by laser beams from the attacking protesters.
The Justice Department sent federal agents to protect federal property, under the complacent gaze of the Democratic authorities toward the violent protesters.
President Donald Trump was always aware of the situation and supported the intervention by the federal agents, despite Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“If the Federal Government and its brilliant Law Enforcement (Homeland) didn’t go into Portland one week ago, there would be no Portland—It would be burned and beaten to the ground. If the Mayor and Governor …” Trump said in one of his Tweets, which he then completed.
“do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!” Trump concluded.
…do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020