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Dispute over federal security forces

Protests against racism and police violence have been going on for weeks in Portland. Trump even threatened demonstrators with prison. Relaxation is not in sight.

Update from August 1st, 9.27 a.m .: The conflict between the United States government and Portland’s political leaders seemed over – but it did US president Donald Trump announced on Friday night (local time) in a video on Twitter that posted to the city Federal security forces to leave there for now.

Trump said the federal police would stay until the local police finished “cleaning” the city from “anarchists and agitators.” He also offered other cities help from federal troops, notably the US President named New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

We are willing to help cities reclaim law and order if they will accept our help. pic.twitter.com/gVoQuH0pQr

Kate Brown, the Governor of the State of Oregon, had previously announced that the Federal government her repeated request for a deduction and in the future State Forces provide security in Portland.

Update from July 30th, 9:59 a.m.: Is the dispute over? The US government wants to do that Portland posted Federal security forces subtract in phases. Kate Brown, Governor of the State of Oregonin which the city is located, the officials had like one “Occupation force” acts. The Federal Government has now granted its repeated request for their withdrawal. The federal court in Portland they protected, which was brought up in the course of Black Lives Matter protests repeated to Riots had come in the future Federal forces secured.

The Trump administration’s move to Portland against the will the city’s governor and mayor was a politically very unusual – and controversial – move. Critics threw that paramilitary occurring forces an extreme aggressive Action against mostly peaceful demonstrators. The Democrats Republican Trump suspects he is aware of the situation in Portland escalate let to deal with the topic of security in the Election campaign to score.

“We’re not leaving until they have secured their city,” said US President Donald Trump, which has been sharply criticized by predecessor Barack Obama, however on the subject. “If they don’t secure their city soon, we have no choice, we have to go in and they clean upTrump tweeted if the US government were with the “outstanding” Ministry of Homeland Security forces not intervened, Portland would no longer exist today. The city would be burned down he claimed.

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 …

When he visited Texas, Trump threatened to do so Deployment of the National Guard in Portland. “If they don’t solve the problem on site very soon, we’ll send the National Guard and get it resolved very quickly,” Trump said. “You have very little time for it.” The National Guard is part of the reserve of the U.S. armed forces.

Update from July 28, 6:49 a.m .: US president Donald Trump has the Protesters in Portland Threatened: “Anarchists, troublemakers or demonstrators” who destroyed or damaged the federal court building in Portland or other federal buildings would be held accountable for this, Trump wrote on Monday (local time) on his Twitter account. You should expect at least ten years in prison, Trump wrote, adding: “Don’t!”

Anarchists, agitators or protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buildings in any of our Cities or States, will be prosecuted under our recently re-enacted Statues & Monuments Act. MINIMUM TEN YEARS IN PRISON. Don’t do it! @DHSgov

Trump also has other problems: he wants to prevent the publication of his financial documents.

Update from July 27th, 7.45 a.m.: The left demands because of the cases of Police violence in the United States an immediate stop from weapons shipments to the NATO partner. Foreign politician Sevim Dagdelen fears that US police officers Weapons or other equipment from German production against Protesters could use. “It is unbearable that the federal government continues to approve the sale of German weapons to the United States, although it has now become known that US police authorities that have been criticized by racist violence are equipped with weapons from German armaments companies,” she said dpa.

According to a response from the Ministry of Economic Affairs to a request from Dagdelen, which the dpa has existed, the federal government has since 2010 Arms exports for 6.2 billion euros approved for the United States, including Firearms, which are particularly controversial because they kill most people worldwide. Two of the three major German manufacturers of firearms – Heckler, Sig Sauer and Carl Walther – Delivered directly to U.S. law enforcement officials, the Department of Commerce said.

Update from July 26, 9.45 p.m .: The situation after weeks Protests in Portland (Oregon) escalated. Local politicians are calling for that US President Donald Trump to withdraw to the federal troops. The intervention of the government groups had increased the violence, so Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. Nonetheless, the US government has announced a further tightening of the crackdown on demonstrators.

Additional measures would likely be taken this week, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Sunday. It would not accept that federal security forces would be attacked and injured night after night. Portland be “completely out of control at least at certain hours of the night”. Clashes broke out again in the night of Sunday in Portland and Seattle in neighboring Washington State.

Update from July 26th, 11.09am: At Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the city Austin in the US state Texas is according to information from sueddeutsche.de a human killed been. The portal reports citing the Austin Police Department. Accordingly several shots was handed in when a group of about 100 demonstrators “Fists up! Defend yourself! ”Chanted. There are also said to have been several injuries in the incident.

Update from July 26, 10:38 a.m.: That US President Donald Trump against the will of the local authorities Federal Police to Portland posted is controversial (see July 25 update). Trump has meanwhile threatened to send federal police to other US cities. In the US metropolis Seattle demonstrators clashed with the police on Saturday. Protesters against Police violence put construction trailers in front of a youth prison fire, the police sat Stun grenades and Pepper spray a. According to the Seattle Times 16 people were arrested for resisting police or assault.

Update from July 25, 2020: US President Donald Trump had already announced it, now he is carrying out his threats and sending units of the Federal policei to other cities. There he wants to face a “wave of violence”, as he says. The democratic Mayor of Chicago, Lori LightfootTrump accused the measure of trying to distract him from his failure in the corona crisis. In Portland, the federal police had brought “tyranny and dictatorship”.

The use of the Federal Police justified Trump according to the Deutschlandradio with the fact that it is in Chicago recently there was a “shocking explosion of killings” and violent crimes involving the use of firearms.

He was given no choice but to interfere. According to Secretary of Justice Barr should the Federal police officers also in Kansas City and Alburquerque used in New Mexico. There they are supposed to solve murders and smash violent gangs. In the cities during the Anti-racism protests There have been riots, but also other violent crimes.

Chicago’s Mayor Leigthfoot does not want nameless police officers in their city to arrest residents without reason and violate their civil rights. If Trump if he really wanted to change something, he should advocate a stricter gun law.

Update from July 22, 8:03 p.m .: In new York was a Protest camp cleared by the police. Under the cover of dawn, the officers had formed in front of the camp and then moved forward closed. Tents, camping chairs and other belongings have been removed. The tent city was in the frame of that Protests against police violence and racism emerged. However, the US media recently raised the question of how many actual demonstrators still live in it. Allegedly are already many early protesters moved out last week and homeless people moved into the tents.

Mayor Bill de Blasio had announced on Tuesday that that Camp in the park next to New York City Hall would be eliminated soon. “We don’t allow camps in this city,” he warned. The public safety is a priorityeven if he does Right to protest respect.

Update from July 22, 12:05 p.m .: Mayor of some major US cities have now opposed the American President Donald Trump posed. The reason: he sent against the will of local authorities Federal police officers to Portlandto get there Protests to end, and is apparently planning such missions in other cities. In this context, the US government specifically mentioned, among other things Chicago. Washington Mayor Mariel Bowser Together with several counterparts, the government has now asked the government to stop the controversial deployment of the federal police. In a letter to Homeland Security Minister Chad Wolf and Justice Minister William Barr wrote the Mayor of the capital and her colleagues, the The use of federal officials was “unprecedented” and violated the US constitution. He was neither approved by the local security forces nor discussed with them.

In another letter, they also asked Congress to investigate the deployment of the federal troops. Browser published the two letters on Tuesday (local time) Twitter.

With mayors from across the country, we call for a full investigation into your administration’s actions.

This is not what a democracy should look like. pic.twitter.com/5HIFCqtiwU

In one of the two letters, which among other things also the Mayors of Portland, Chicago and Seattle signed, it says: “In Portland, federal forces have every night significant violence against demonstrators The use of federal troops in Portland has escalated and increased the “risk of violence against civilians and law enforcement officers”. In addition, the mayor accused the US government of using the security forces for political purposes. “Your words and deeds have one Climate of fear and distrust created ”, it says in one of the letters.

The White House has meanwhile announced that Trump plans to comment on violence in U.S. cities on Wednesday afternoon (3:15 p.m. local time, 9:15 p.m. Central European Time).

Update from July 22, 9:15 a.m .: After this US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday Federal police officers Next Portland also in Chicago use, it is once again one in the US metropolis shoot-out came. According to the police, several people were injured. As one police officer announced on Tuesday evening (local time), the crime occurred at one funeral. 14 people were brought to hospital with injuries. At first it was unclear what condition they are in. Unknown people fired shots from a black car at a funeral on Tuesday evening, the police officer told journalists. And participants of the ceremony, in turn, shot the inmates in the car.

The car drove away, but the strangers continued to fire until they had built an accident and then fled in different directions on foot. One person has now been arrested and is being interviewed. The police officer further said that it is currently being determined whether the groups are Gangs act and whether these had met earlier. Remarkable: For security reasons, a police patrol was at the funeral. No further details are known so far.

The White House also announced Tuesday night, regardless of the recent incident, that Trump on Wednesday for Combating violent crime in US cities will express. He complains about the increase in such crimes in American cities. Trump also had recently Federal police officers against the will of the local authorities Portland sent to end protests against racism and police violence there. The government in the United States is taking an extremely unusual step. The day before, Trump then announced that federal police officers would also be deployed for five other US cities, including for Chicagoto have checked.

Furthermore, US media reported on Monday that the Department of Homeland Security is already firmly planning Federal law enforcement officers to Chicago to send. The background is the rampant violence there, which can be traced back to many illegal weapons, social problems and fragmented gangs. Just last weekend, Trump had a look at that Firearms violence said: “This is far worse than Afghanistan.”

Update from July 21, 1:32 p.m .: According to media reports, the U.S. government in this week on their own federal officials to fight crime to the metropolis Chicago in the US state of Illinois. The background is the rampant violence in the third largest city in the United States, which among other things affects a large number illegal weapons, fragmented gangs and social problems are declining.

Citing unnamed sources, the reported Chicago Tribune and the transmitter CNN on Monday (local time) that the Department of Homeland Security plans more than 150 employees of an investigative arm of the Immigration Service ICE to send. According to the reports, however, it is not known what their exact tasks are and what limits are set to them. The Mayor of Chicago, Democrat Lori Lightfoot, has “big concerns”, especially given the events in Portland in the state of Oregon. “We don’t need badge federal officials to get people off the streets and, I believe, illegally detain them,” she said.

President Trump had defended the deployment of federal security forces in Portland on Monday and also one Intervention threatened in other metropolises. With regard to the at least twelve firearms deaths in Chicago over the weekend, Trump said Monday, “This is far worse than Afghanistan.” He also criticized the increase in violent crime in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Oakland. All these cities are run by “radical left” Democrats, the Republican claimed.

Update from July 21, 7.28 a.m .: US president Donald Trump has its threat, units of Federal police in others ruled by democratic politicians Cities, specified. To Portland such operations are currently being examined in Chicago and New York, Trump said in Washington on Monday. In addition, he also mentioned Baltimore, Detroit and Philadelphia as possible areas of application for federal police associations. In reality, the “radical left” rules in these cities, Trump said. This should not be allowed.

Update from July 20, 7.30 p.m .: US President Donald Trump has the use of Security forces and para-military men in the metropolis Portland defended and also threatened to deploy in other sites. “Portland was completely out of control,” said the 74-year-old, referring to the Protests against Police violence and racismthat have been going on for almost two months. The participants of the Demonstrations “Anarchists are not demonstrators,” said the US President.

Trump was also critical of the situation in the big cities of New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In these cities there should be more in the future Security forces of the federal government, because the “radical left” Democrats who rule the cities would not be able to get the situation under control.

The Radical Left Democrats, who totally control Biden, will destroy our Country as we know it. Unimaginably bad things would happen to America. Look at Portland, where the pols are just fine with 50 days of anarchy. We sent in help. Look at New York, Chicago, Philadelphia. NO!

To the Security forces in Portland said Trump, this would have “done a fantastic job” and arrested many people and also in view of the upcoming one Presidential election Trump continued to issue properly. Should be its competitor Joe Biden to the US president would be chosen, “the whole country would go to hell.”

Portland / Washington – Because of persistent Protests against racism and police violence in the US city Portland in the state of Oregon has president Donald Trump militarized security forces* – who act without recognizable badges and name badges, sent to the city. However, they are deployed against the will of the city and the state. Oregon Minister of Justice has a legal action filed against the mission.

In the night of Sunday there were renewed clashes between security forces and demonstrators who protested against racism and police violence. According to information from the local Portland Police Department trash cans were set on fire and a police union building was stormed and set on fire. The Fire is under control brought and no officials were injured, the police said via Twitter. Previously, the federal forces had the night of Saturday too Tear gas against demonstrators used.

The Portland demonstrations – nearly 4,000 kilometers west of Washington – started almost two months ago as a result of killing of the African American George Floyd* at a brutal police operation in Minneapolis. Then there were repeated violent clashes with the police and property damage in Portland. Portland has long had a reputation for being active radical left scene to have.

Nevertheless, the use of federal security forces against the declared will of a state or city is very unusual. So leading Democrats accuse the government of Oregon to the Game ball of an election campaign in which the Republican wants to stage Trump * as a man for law and order. The US President boasted several times this week that the federal forces had brought the situation in Portland under control.

“We live in one democracy, not in a banana republic, ”said the chairwoman of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on Saturday evening (local time). The abuse of the citizens of Oregon for Trump’s “political games” will not be tolerated. Pelosi continued Measures taken by the House of Representatives in prospect to stop this “blatant abuse of power”. US West Coast democratic senators have announced that they will introduce a law that would severely restrict the use of federal security forces.

Trump meanwhile defended the operation on Sunday. “We’re trying to help Portland not hurt,” he wrote on Twitter. The local Democrats had simply failed that “Anarchists and Troublemakers” to get under control.

We are trying to help Portland, not hurt it. Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators. They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE. These were not merely protesters, these are the real deal!

Of the Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, on the other hand, called for the withdrawal of federal forces: “Mr. President, that is a Attack on our democracy“The deployment of paramilitary forces, who were not even clear on whose behalf they were acting and who did not carry name tags and arrested demonstrators for no apparent reason, let them Only escalate protestshe explained.

In the case of the operation, which has been going on for a few days, the government invokes the right to protect a federal court on site. Trump has been doing it for weeks Election campaign with a message of “law and order” *. Videos from his campaign suggest that if the Democrats won the election, the US would sink into chaos and anarchy. But for the incumbent president, it is currently not looking good when it comes to re-election. Surveys see him behind competitor Joe Biden and especially regarding his handling of the corona pandemic, there is massive criticism among politicians, experts and also the US population.

At the peak of peaceful Floyd protests against racism and police violence Trump’s government too in the Capital Washington used federal forces – and for it received violent criticism from Mayor Muriel Bowser. Democrats accused Trump of using the federal security forces like a private militia.

Pelosi made a written statement on Saturday night (local time): “The previous month, the government used tear gas against peaceful demonstrators in Washington, now videos show how Protesters in Portland kidnapped in unmarked vehicles Portland is the President’s current goal, but any other city could be next, Pelosi warned. Senator Jeff Merkley accused Trump of using the authoritarian government handbook. “There is no place for a secret police in our democratic republic,” he wrote.

By the way: Background knowledge on the Black Lives Matter movement is also available from Merkur.de*. (dpa / cia) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.

Trump repeatedly causes controversy with controversial postal voting posts. Meanwhile, the hurricane season also worries the situation in the United States – a corona hotspot is directly affected.

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