White House to send more federal troops to Portland amid protests

The White House is planning to send more federal troops to Portland in a bid to quell ongoing protests, reports claim.

Donald Trump’s administration wants to deploy an additional 50 US Customs and Border Protection personnel to the Oregon city adding to the 100 sent last week, according to the Washington Post.

Federal troops arrived in Portland earlier this month without the consent of local police and politicians, sparking outrage and accusations they were breaching the constitution.

Daily protests have taken place in Portland ever since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

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