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Mysterious clandestine officers snatch protesters off streets in Portland: 'Kidnapping protesters'

Added 07-18-20 10:17:02am EST - “The arrests have lit up social media” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Mysterious clandestine officers snatch protesters off streets in Portland: 'Kidnapping protesters'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mysterious law enforcement officers triggered outrage in Portland this week after social media videos showed what appeared to be military soldiers snatch protesters off streets and take them away in unmarked vehicles without explanation.

According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, the clandestine officers belong to the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and Customs and Border Protection's BORTAC. They were deployed to protect federal property as violent protests continue in Portland every day.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, called the officer deployment an "absolute abuse of federal law enforcement officials."

"This is part of a coordinated strategy of Trump's White House to use federal troops to bolster his sagging polling data," Wheeler claimed, the Post reported.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi likened the clandestine officers to "stormtroopers" who are "kidnapping protesters."

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