WATCH: Portland Protesters Rounded Up By Unidentified Forces; Leadership Asks Feds To Leave

Videos show protestors in Portland, Oregon, being placed in unmarked vans by camouflaged, uniformed agents without ID tags. Tear gas and flash-bang devices have been employed.

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PORTLAND, OREGON, USA: Police confront demonstrators as Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate in Portland, Oregon on July 4, 2020 for the thirty-eighth day in a row at Portland’s Justice Center and throughout Portland, with a riot declared about 12.20 am on July 5. CS tear gas and less-lethal weapons were used, and multiple arrests were made. (Photo by John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

In the Now This video below, you can see Donald Trump boasting about the militant response to protests, as well as individuals protesting as they’re dragged off the street by people in camouflage, into unmarked vehicles.

Individuals have captured video of journalists being arrested, tear gas being deployed, and a protestor being knocked off his bicycle by federal officers.

According to the New York Times, local leadership believes the militant Federal presence is making things worse. Governor Kate Brown has called it a blatant abuse of power, and Portland police commissioner and Mayor Ted Wheeler has called the Federal takeover irresponsible and asked the forces to leave the city. Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese has also said the actions of Federal forces are setting back efforts to reduce tensions.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf has responded to these requests for Federal forces to leave the jurisdiction, appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show to say that he supports law enforcement but will not be complying with requests from local law enforcement to back off and leave it to the local leadership to handle things as they see fit.

Donald Trump has spoken out vehemently against protests, threatening to have Antifa officially named as a terrorist organization, and warning of a ten-year prison sentence for anyone who removes a confederate monument.

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