However, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on Wednesday that Homeland Security agents would be retiring from Thursday after reaching an agreement with Vice President Mike Pence, among others. According to Brown, the troops act as an occupying force and cause violence.
Portland has been troubled for months at demonstrations against racism and police brutality, in the wake of the death of black American George Floyd in an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Against the will of the city mayor and the governor of Oregon, Trump sent Homeland Security troops to Portland to protect federal government buildings, such as the court, from protesters. Opponents say the deployment of federal agents fueled protests.
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