Portland and Oakland sue over use of federal agents at protests

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Oregon, have sued the U. S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, charging that the agency's air overstepping constitutional limits and their use of federal law enforcement officers. To tamp down on protests. The lawsuit filed in U. S District Court in San Francisco sites the deployment of U. S agents this summer to quell protests and also accuses the U. S Marshal Service of acting unlawfully by deputizing dozens of local Portland police officers as federal agents. Despite objections from city officials, The federal deputation Sze have meant protesters arrested by local police in Portland. Face federal charges, which generally carry stiffer penalties.

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