Democratic Governor Kate Brown accused Trump of seeking a confrontation in order to gain political points. It also serves as a distraction from the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen record levels of daily cases this week, surpassing 75,000 on Thursday.
Its spokesperson, Charles Boyle, said the arrest of people without probable cause is “of extraordinary concern and constitutes a violation of their civil liberties and constitutional rights”.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has said she will launch federal legal action against the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Marshals Service, Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protection Service, alleging that they had violated the civil rights of the residents of Oregon by detaining them without probable cause. She will also seek a temporary restraining order against them.
The Oregon ACLU said federal agents appear to be violating people’s rights, which “should concern everyone in the United States,” adding, “Usually when we see people in unmarked cars catching force someone on the street, we call that kidnapping. “