Joe Biden on Monday accused Donald Trump of fomenting violence in American cities as the president endorsed his supporters who fired paintballs at protesters in Portland, and ignored pleas to stay away from Kenosha despite high tension after police shot a Black man there. His remarks came as Trump escalated his attacks on Democratic-run cities and tweeted, “Rest in peace, Jay!” about a member of a right-wing extremist group who was shot dead in Portland, Oregon.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that federal agents will surge into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as Trump runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle. Hundreds of federal agents already have been sent to Kansas City, Missouri, to help quell a record rise in violence after the shooting death of a young boy there.
US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has said federal agents “will not retreat” in their efforts to protect government buildings in Portland. “If you are a violent rioter looking to inflict damage to federal property or law enforcement officers, you need to find another line of work,” he said. US President Donald Trump sent federal agents to Portland in Oregon to end weeks of anti-racism protests there.
President Donald Trump has threatened to send more federal law enforcement officers to major US cities to control ongoing protests. Mr Trump on Monday criticized a number of cities run by “liberal Democrats”, including Chicago and New York, saying their leaders were afraid to act. He said officers sent to Oregon had done a “fantastic job” restoring order amid days of protests in Portland.
Terrifying video shows the moment a man attempted to drive his car through a crowd of protesters in Washington state before exiting his vehicle and shooting one demonstrator with a hand gun. Footage showed the man, who has not been identified, driving through a protest that was taking place in Seattle on Sunday. A single shot is heard being fired from the car as the man fires at a 27-year-old black demonstrator.
Hundreds of demonstrators were detained in Moscow and other Russian cities on Monday in an anti-corruption protest before a court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to his second prison term this year. The demonstrators chanted “Russia without Putin” and “Russia will be free”, among the protesters, many young people. Navalny is hoping to unseat Putin in an election next year and has been asking many to protest in cities against mass corruption.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to rewrite the constitution before region elections in December. The unpopular leftist president signed a document on Tuesday that establishes the requirements for electing members of a “constituent assembly” that will overhaul the constitution. Opposition fears such a constitution rewrite would make defeating the ruling leftists harder compared to conducting free and fair elections in the future. In the recent months, anti-government protests in Venezuela have left at least 50 people dead.