The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday announced that they had won a restraining order against the Department of Homeland Security agents terrorizing protesters on the streets of Portland.
"A federal court just issued a restraining order on the federal agents in Portland, Oregon," the ACLU reported. "We said we would deploy the full firepower of the ACLU in this fight to save our democracy — and we meant it."
The ruling, which comes in a case brought by the [ACLU of Oregon], temporarily blocks federal agents from attacking or arresting journalists and legal observers at Portland protests," the ACLU explained.
“This order is a victory for the rule of law,” Jann Carson, interim executive director of the ACLU of Oregon, said in a statement. “Federal agents from Trump’s Departments of Homeland Security and Justice are terrorizing the community, threatening lives, and relentlessly attacking journalists and legal observers documenting protests. These are the actions of a tyrant, and they have no place anywhere in America.”
The Trump administration launched chemical weapons on protesters, journalists, and medics. Unmarked federal agents… https://t.co/VCmOcLUK5M— ACLU (@ACLU)1595552940.0