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Do Feds Actually Have The Authority To Disperse ‘Unlawful Assemblies’ In Portland?

Experts say the line is murky.
US Federal Police use crowd control methods to disperse protesters at the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, on July 23, 2020. - Police fired teargas and fought running battles with protesters in Po... US Federal Police use crowd control methods to disperse protesters at the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, on July 23, 2020. - Police fired teargas and fought running battles with protesters in Portland in the latest night of demonstrations against police brutality and the deployment of federal troops to US cities. (Photo by Ankur Dholakia / AFP) (Photo by ANKUR DHOLAKIA/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 24, 2020 11:01 a.m.

As Homeland Security agents continue their unwelcome residency in Portland, purportedly to protect federal buildings from “violent anarchists,” the feds’ tactics are coming under increased legal scrutiny. 

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