US attorney: Feds will stay in Portland until attacks end
July 28, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. - U.S. militarized officers will remain in Portland until attacks on a federal courthouse cease, a top official said Monday after another night of violence. And more officers may soon be on the way.
"It is not a solution to tell federal officers to leave when there continues to be attacks on federal property and personnel," U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said. "We are not leaving the building unprotected to be destroyed by people intent on doing so."
Local and state officials said the federal officers are unwelcome.