The Governor of Oregon refused to send the National guard in Portland
The Governor of Oregon Kate brown said that he refused to comply with the request of the mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler to mobilize the National guard to confront protesters, despite a phone call of U.S. President Donald trump.
According to her, last night instead of having to send soldiers to the streets Portland, she asked the Oregon state police to send additional officers. In addition, according to her, 50 national guard soldiers were in a state of preparedness and able to arrive in Portland within a few minutes, but last night their assistance was not required.
Brown said that sends in Portland attracts 100 police and 50 soldiers of the national guard of Oregon, however, they will "perform only a subsidiary function." Brown stressed that these soldiers will not be armed, will not delay or control the protesters.
"They will help but invisibly," said the Governor.
Previously, the newspaper the New York Times reported that trump during a conference call c the governors of States bluntly they demanded tough action against rioters.
Then the tramp said that is strongly recommended that each Governor to use the National guard in sufficient numbers to take control of the situation on the streets. He threatened to use the army, if the authorities of any city or state refuses to take action necessary to protect the lives and property of residents.
Earlier media reported that trump intends to use the law "About the rebellion," 1807, which regulates the powers of the President of the United States to deploy troops on the territory of the country to suppress insurrection or rebellion. About the possibility of using such powers trump have repeatedly said in recent days.
To date, decisions about the involvement of units of the National guard to restore public order, take the state governors.
Previously this law applied, including, to quell riots after the assassination of Martin Luther king in 1968 and in 1992 to stop the riots in Los Angeles.
The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. The official forensic medical report confirmed that he died from strangulation.
After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.