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Trump says fed agents to stay in Portland until police ‘cleanup’

AFP
Washington
US federal officers will stay in the protest-wracked city of Portland until local law enforcement officials finish a “cleanup of anarchists and agitators,” President Donald Trump said.
The president tweeted late on Friday: “Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!” Federal agents had begun a staged withdrawal from the city in the state of Oregon that has been rocked by anti-racism demonstrations.
Portland police cleared parks and nearby roads around the city center on Friday in anticipation of the phased pullout by federal forces.
City mayor Ted Wheeler said the deployment was part of the agreement for federal officers to leave.
But the timing was also questioned this week by acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.