US Federal Agents Agree to Leave Portland, With Conditions
The U.S. government says it will withdraw the federal tactical teams that have clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, beginning Thursday provided they are confident of an end to the violence and vandalism that have accompanied weeks of protests in the Pacific Coast city.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown made no mention of the conditions in her own announcement of the agreement reached Wednesday. “Our local Oregon State Police will be downtown to protect free speech and keep the peace,” she wrote on her Twitter account.
Declaring that the agreement followed discussions involving Vice President Mike Pence and other