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The U.S. banned the use of force against journalists in Portland

The staff of the Federal security services in the U.S. Portland have no right to arrest journalists or to threaten them with arrest, reports Reuters, citing a judicial decision.

District judge Michael Simon ruled that the use of force against members of the press are illegal even under the protection of government property, which involved Federal agents.

Earlier, Russian journalists were attacked by American police while covering protests in Portland. They filmed a report about the riots, which was besieged by the local court. The building housed the Federal law enforcement forces entered the city, despite the dissatisfaction of the local authorities. Both attacked the journalist was with the badges with the inscription "Press".

In Portland and other US cities for more than a month have been protests, often degenerating into riots, which began after the death in Minneapolis of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of police. Trump has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the authorities of States and municipalities that, in his opinion, do not take the necessary measures to restore order. In this regard, in some cases, the city introduced the military and Federal police, which caused discontent among the local authorities, which are predominantly Democratic party of the United States.