2020 July 30, 7:46 AM, EDT
Oregon governor, federal officials announce resignation of most federal agents, but schedules vary
The Oregon governor and the Trump administration on Wednesday announced an agreement aimed at escalating tensions behind a federal courthouse in Portland, where federal agents clashed with demonstrators during a night of unrest.
As part of the deal, officials say, most Department of Homeland Security agents will leave front lines around the courthouse and leave Portland altogether if what they believe is a night riot does not end.
However, the timing of that exit remained unclear. Government Kate Brown (D) said agents would pull out of the center on Thursday and leave the city soon. But according to SSD secretary Chad Wolf, leaving the city remains a question of whether or not and when. He said federal officials would leave Portland “if conditions improved significantly”
; when state troops began to guard the courthouse.
Author Mark Berman, Nick Miroff, Marissa Lang and David Fahrenthold