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Trump threatens to send National Guard to Portland

Colorado State Patrol troopers block access during a sweep of a large homeless camp near the State Capitol early Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

As the U.S. continues to grapple with a reckoning spurred by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, New York City police are facing new questions, and activists nationwide are highlighting a spate of vehicle attacks on marchers.

Here are some significant developments:

  • President Trump threatened to mobilize the National Guard in response to unrest in Portland “if they don’t solve that problem locally very soon.”
  • The governor of Oregon and the Trump administration announced an agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions outside the federal courthouse in Portland, where federal agents have repeatedly clashed with demonstrators during nightly unrest.
  • The New York Police Department is facing questions about a viral video showing officers pulling a protester into a vehicle.
  • After a wave of vehicle attacks on protesters, activists are pushing authorities to do more.
  • Militia-type groups are mobilizing in local politics and pushing back against stay-at-home orders and protests alike.