In a letter on Sunday, House Democrats called to open an immediate investigation into reports of camouflaged federal agents illegally arresting protesters in Portland and “elsewhere” in the US.
Portland has been dealing with ongoing protests against racism and police brutality since the 25 May death of African American man George Floyd while in the custody of white police officers in Minneapolis.
The document was signed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, as well as Homeland Security Committee head Bennie Thompson and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney.
They said that Inspectors General (IG) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should investigate reports of agents from different elements of DHS and the US Marshals Service picking up and detaining demonstrators in unmarked vehicles.
Colleges and universities across the U.S. are pointing students to “resources” detailing where they can pay bail for rioters.
Several prominent celebrities, organizations, and now, even universities have been asking for donations to help bail out those arrested during the recent violent demonstrations.
Colleges and their faculties across the country are encouraging students to donate to funds such as the Minnesota Freedom Fund, the Portland General Defense Committee, and the Peoples City Council Freedom Fund, created to help fund bail payments for arrested rioters. Rioters have been arrested in America’s major cities for crimes including looting, assaulting police officers, and arson.
Following an incident in the UK where a statue of Edward Colston was torn down by ‘protesters’ at the weekend, leftists took to Twitter to give rioters more ideas for what to vandalize next.