More than 130 federal agents have stayed behind in Portland to act as a “quick reaction force.” Earlier this week, the Trump administration reached a deal with Governor Kate Brown to withdraw federal agents from the city.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler continues to oppose the deployment of Homeland Security Investigations amid violent unrest in his city. On Thursday, the Democrat leader accused federal agents of provoking violence rather than mitigating it.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is wrapping-up its mission in Seattle amid an ongoing probe into riots. On Tuesday, Washington State officials said federal agents from the Border Patrol Tactical Unit are leaving Seattle as tensions gradually fade.
Leaders of Portland’s NAACP chapter are calling for protesters to bring demonstrations back to form. Chapter president E.D. Mondainé recently called attention to what he believes is a “white spectacle” brought on by leftist agitators, such as Antifa.
Seattle police declared Black Lives Matter protests a riot after demonstrations turned violent. On Saturday night, 45 people were reportedly arrested and 21 officers were injured.