Protests continued in Portland on July 29 and into July 30, as Oregon’s governor announced that federal officers were to start pulling out of the city.
In a statement announcing the withdrawal, Gov Kate Brown said: “These federal officers have acted as an occupying force, refused accountability, and brought violence and strife to our community. Beginning Thursday, all Customs and Border Protection and ICE officers will leave downtown Portland, and shortly thereafter will begin going home.”
Brown said: “We need to recognize that the protests in Portland are not solely about the federal presence. They started before federal agents descended on our city and they will likely continue after they leave.”
Footage posted to Twitter by @gravemorgan showed scenes at the Mark O Hatfield Courthouse. Tear gas can be seen, prompting some to use leaf blowers to disperse it. Credit: @gravemorgan via Storyful