Ore. Gov. Brown announces federal government has agreed to withdraw agents from Portland

Federal officers are surrounded by smoke as they push back demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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UPDATED 12:25 PM PT — Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently announced the federal government has agreed to withdraw officers from Portland. The Democrat leader took to Twitter on Wednesday, where she stated all CBP and ICE officers will leave downtown Portland starting on Thursday.

She also confirmed Oregon state police officers will be downtown to protect citizens’ rights to free speech and to keep the peace.

This came after the president warned that federal authorities will not leave the city until it is secure.

“You hear all sorts of reports about us leaving. We’re not leaving until they secure their city. We told the governor, we told the mayor, ‘Secure your city.’ If they don’t secure their city soon, we have no choice, we’re going to have to go in and clean it out. We’ll do it very easily.” – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

Demonstrators shield themselves with umbrellas as federal officers launch tear gas outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest Friday, July 24, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has echoed the president’s remarks. Shortly after Governor Brown’s announcement, he reiterated the agency will keep federal officers in Portland until they are assured federal property in the city will remain secure.

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