President Trump sends federal agents to quell protests in cities
In Portland, which has seen more than 50 days of demonstrations, Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear-gassed by federal agents while attending the city’s protest on Wednesday night. President Trump has announced what he calls a surge of federal agents to other cities including Chicago.
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(Photo: A federal officer points to a protester while clearing the street near the courthouse in Portland. Credit: Getty Images)