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FEDERAL AGENTS WHO HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED THERE, PANE WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION, ARE NOT HELPING

DEPLOYED THERE, PANE WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION, ARE NOT HELPING THE SITUATION.

IDENTIFICATION, ARE NOT HELPING THE SITUATION. ERIN McLAUGHLIN THERE FOR US

THE SITUATION. ERIN McLAUGHLIN THERE FOR US TONIGHT.

ERIN McLAUGHLIN THERE FOR US TONIGHT. >> PORTLAND A CITY STUNNED BUT

TONIGHT. >> PORTLAND A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED BRACING FOR THE

>> PORTLAND A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE.

EXHAUSTED BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE. OVERNIGHT RUNNING STREET BATTLES

POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE. OVERNIGHT RUNNING STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL

OVERNIGHT RUNNING STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE.

BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE. THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND

POLICE. THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE.

THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE. UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO

POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE. UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE

UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAYED TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK

INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAYED TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK PROTESTERS.

SPRAYED TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK PROTESTERS. PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED IT ON

PROTESTERS. PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED IT ON SUNDAY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED IT ON SUNDAY. >> IF WE DIDNT TAKE A STANCE IN

SUNDAY. >> IF WE DIDNT TAKE A STANCE IN PORTLAND, ARRESTED MANY OF THE

>> IF WE DIDNT TAKE A STANCE IN PORTLAND, ARRESTED MANY OF THE LEADERS, IF WE DIDNT TAKE A

PORTLAND, ARRESTED MANY OF THE LEADERS, IF WE DIDNT TAKE A STAND, YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM.

LEADERS, IF WE DIDNT TAKE A STAND, YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM. THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE

STAND, YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM. THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE PORTLAND.

THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE PORTLAND. >> THIS IS PORTLANDS MAYOR

PORTLAND. >> THIS IS PORTLANDS MAYOR ARGUES VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL

>> THIS IS PORTLANDS MAYOR ARGUES VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTERS INTO

ARGUES VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTERS INTO AN UNMARKED VAN HAS MADE THE

AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTERS INTO AN UNMARKED VAN HAS MADE THE SITUATION WORSE.

AN UNMARKED VAN HAS MADE THE SITUATION WORSE. TED WHEELER IS ALSO THE CITYS

SITUATION WORSE. TED WHEELER IS ALSO THE CITYS POLICE COMMISSIONER.

TED WHEELER IS ALSO THE CITYS POLICE COMMISSIONER. >> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY

POLICE COMMISSIONER. >> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DEESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF

>> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DEESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND.

DEESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND. FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST

PORTLAND. FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY AND BLUE THEEW THE WHOL

FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY AND BLUE THEEW THE WHOL THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED

SATURDAY AND BLUE THEEW THE WHOL THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS.

THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS. >> LEAKED TO THE "NEW YORK

ATTACKING NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS. >> LEAKED TO THE "NEW YORK TIMES," THE AGENTS NEED

>> LEAKED TO THE "NEW YORK TIMES," THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING.

TIMES," THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING. MOVING FORWARD, IF THIS TYPE OF

TRAINING. MOVING FORWARD, IF THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS THE NORM,

MOVING FORWARD, IF THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS THE NORM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND

RESPONSE IS THE NORM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE THE NORM TO DEPLOYING AGENCIES.

STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE THE NORM TO DEPLOYING AGENCIES. DHS HAS NO COMMENT.

THE NORM TO DEPLOYING AGENCIES. DHS HAS NO COMMENT. THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT

DHS HAS NO COMMENT. THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY.

THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY. NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE

FEDERAL PROPERTY. NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO.

NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO. FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS

CONTENTS OF THE MEMO. FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE,

FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE, PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH

ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE, PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND AROUND A LAW

PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND AROUND A LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING.

OF GEORGE FLOYD AND AROUND A LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING. PROTESTERS SAY THEY WILL BE BACK

ENFORCEMENT BUILDING. PROTESTERS SAY THEY WILL BE BACK TONIGHT.

PROTESTERS SAY THEY WILL BE BACK TONIGHT. >> WE CANT TURN A BLIND EYE

TONIGHT. >> WE CANT TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER.

>> WE CANT TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER. OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED

FOREVER. OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM BUT WE

OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM BUT WE ESSENTIALLY ALL ARE FAMILY.

TO PROTECT THEM BUT WE ESSENTIALLY ALL ARE FAMILY. OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY AND

ESSENTIALLY ALL ARE FAMILY. OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT.

OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT. >> ERIN, OREGON IS SUING THE

WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT. >> ERIN, OREGON IS SUING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

>> ERIN, OREGON IS SUING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THAIS LAWSUIT STILL MOVING

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THAIS LAWSUIT STILL MOVING FORWARD?

THAIS LAWSUIT STILL MOVING FORWARD? >> KATE, IT IS.

FORWARD? >> KATE, IT IS. OREGONS ATTORNEY GENERAL IS

>> KATE, IT IS. OREGONS ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING

OREGONS ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES

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