Pro-BLM Portland officials trying to legally remove the fence between sieged feds and a violent crowd of protesters
Local Portland officials have decided to take the legal route so that Black Lives Matter protesters can finally gain access to the barricaded courthouse. The mayor of the city and his subordinates do not like the fact that the angry mob is not allowed to finally destroy someone's property, therefore, using the official position, the Portland Bureau of Transportation demanded to remove barriers in the way of armed activists.
“Unidentified contractors have installed fencing and concrete barriers illegally in the City of Portland’s Right of Way on the streets surrounding the Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland. The structures are both unpermitted and represent a hazard to the travelling public, particularly along SW Main, which is major bicycle corridor into the central business district,” wrote Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation Chris Warner.
After the US presidential administration brought in federal troops to protect private and administrative property, local officials greeted the federals with criticism and demands to leave the city, thereby condoning lawlessness and vandalism in the streets.
However, the fences and obstacles in the way of the crowd of thousands of protesters excluded direct contact between defending federal officers and BLM activists.