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Seattle Officials: Feds Have Withdrawn Agents From City

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Demonstrators march in the Capitol Hill neighborhood during protests in Seattle on July 25, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. ( David Ryder/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:13 PM

The U.S. government has withdrawn federal security agents from Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement Tuesday.

The Trump administration sent agents from the Homeland Security’s Border Patrol Tactic Unit to the city to control protests over the weekend, though some protesters and law enforcement said they had not seen any.

Local officials slammed the original announcement and asked the U.S. government to back off.

“The president’s actions to target and ‘dominate’ Democratic cities through the use of federal forces is chilling. It has increased violence in Portland, Seattle and other cities across the country, which was what the president intended. Policing decisions in Seattle should be made by Chief Best – not Donald Trump, and we can rest assured that they will be,” Durkan said

“This demobilization means Washingtonians no longer have to worry about the White House's aim to provoke confrontation and undermine peaceful protests,” said Inslee. “Those peacefully protesting have raised the public's consciousness of the urgent need for racial justice, and I have no doubt they will continue to use their voices to call for action. We must continue making progress toward a better and more just Washington for everyone.”

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The U.S. government has withdrawn federal security agents from Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement Tuesday.The Trump administration sent agents from the Homeland Security's Border Patrol Tactic Unit to the city to control protests over the...
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