President Donald Trump said Monday he may send federal agents to several cities, including Detroit, to deal with protests and unrest in the city.
Those agents are already in Portland, Oregon, and have been clashing with protesters over the last week.
Trump said those agents "have done a fantastic job" in Portland.
#BREAKING: President Trump says he may send "more federal law enforcement" to New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, and other cities to deal with unrest: "In Portland they’ve done a fantastic job." pic.twitter.com/Pe6aDv6AVt
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The violence happened as local and state leaders expressed anger with the presence of the federal agents, saying that the city’s protests had started to ease just as the federal agents started taking action on the streets of Portland.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sued Homeland Security and the Marshals Service in federal court late Friday, alleging that unidentified federal agents grabbed people from Portland’s streets “without warning or explanation, without a warrant, and without providing any way to determine who is directing this action.”