The Trump’s administration has been accused by civil rights activists of arresting protesters in Portland, Oregon with federal agents that appears with unmask cars and refuses to identify which agency they represent.
— Smoovey (@Smoovey18) July 18, 2020
Federal Agents in Portland Kidnapping Protesters.
Federal agents have been going round the streets of Portland and arresting protsters with unmarked vehicles and with no explanation.
“What is happening now in Portland should concern everyone in the United States,” said Jann Carson, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Oregon. “Usually when we see people in unmarked cars forcibly grab someone off the street, we call it kidnapping. The Telegraph reported
One on those arrested, a 29 year old protester, said he was scared when he saw an unmarked car approached him, pulled over and men with military uniform came out and arrested him.
So, in other words….
— The Albany Experience (@albanyresist) July 18, 2020
Trump’s admin not backing down.
Deputy Secretary of DHS Ken Cuccinelli tells NPR not only are they not stopping the Portland tactics they’re going to take them nationwide. Josh Marshall reported.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 18, 2020
Eye Witness Accounts of What Happened.
The violence by THP troopers is beyond words. Today they rushed forward and pushed one of our friends down the steps, bc they said using a bullhorn was “disorderly conduct”. He did not cross barricades/ violate any rules. When he fell, he hit his head & became unresponsive.
All those who’ve been messaging sentiments that “not all troopers are bad” turn a blind eye to the gang mentality of their group & the brutality endured for the past month. They’ve been consistently warned that their escalation would seriously harm or even kill someone.
— Justin Jones (@brotherjones_) July 11, 2020
If the report from @washingtonpost is true & ICE/CBP forces are renting vans to abduct people; does @Enterprise or any other rental agency intend to financially benefit from the extra-judicial detention of American citizens? Hmm? #PortlandKidnappings #PortlandProtest
— Seanicus Maximus (@MaximusSeanicus) July 18, 2020
I don’t think people are taking this seriously. Even if you’re right wing this should shock and anger you. This the secret “gubmint” kidnapping people off the street. This is the model perpetrated by every two bit dictator in history.#PortlandKidnappings https://t.co/5IegtRhhKH
— John Teague 🦝 (@jtteag) July 18, 2020