Mayors want US agents blocked from Portland, other cities
We are not leaving the building unprotected to be destroyed by people intent on doing so.Local and state officials said the federal officers are unwelcome. President Donald Trump said he sent federal agents to Portland to halt the unrest, but state and local officials said they are making the situation worse. Trumps deployment of the federal officers over the July 4 weekend stoked the Black Lives Matter movement. Early Monday, U.S. agents repeatedly fired tear gas, flash bangs and pepper balls at protesters outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland. Trump said on Twitter that federal properties in Portland wouldnt last a day without the presence of the federal agents.