Trump announces ‘surge’ of federal officers into Democratic-run cities

Trump announces ‘surge’ of federal officers into Democratic-run cities

July 23, 2020

Civil liberties watchdogs condemn plan to send hundreds of agents into cities including Chicago and Albuquerque

Donald Trump has announced a “surge” of hundreds of law enforcement officers into Democratic-run cities including Chicago, drawing strong condemnation from civil liberties watchdogs.

The US president’s move came after a crackdown by federal agents on anti-racism protesters in Portland, Oregon, and was consistent with his emphasis on “law and order” as a key component of his reelection campaign.

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