Portland police stand guard Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said. It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by protesters in the city’s downtown. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
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The Oregon Enforcement Officers AKA Sheriffs Refuse To Stand By The Governor In His Plan To Stop The Protests In Portland.

The Oregon Governor’s Plan of stopping Portland protests declined by the Sheriffs.

Oregon Sheriffs Refuse To Help Governor To Stop Portland Protests

The Enforcement bodies aka the Sheriffs have refused to stand by the Oregon Governor Kate Brown. As he has made a plan seeking their help to take control over the violent protests.

Portland
Source: CNN

Actually the governor’s plan consisted of calling all the enforcement bodies to join hands and try to take control over the violent protests. As per the plan the Governor had approached the Sheriffs of Washington and Clackamas . But they refused to do stand by the plan.

The Reason

As per the Clackamas Sheriff Craig Roberts the Governor took the decision without even approaching or taking their consent. And moreover he also added that it is not the duty of any enforcement body to solve such a violent protests. Moreover it is not even possible to solve this issue overnight.

Portland
Source: AP

Therefore the only way to take a control of these protests and making Portland peaceful against is by taking actions against those who are being violent. Hence a  government policy to restore peace is much more important. And apart from that no any enforcement body can restore peace amidst this unrest.

Although the police department from different regions have said that they will try to look into the matter. And assign officers to take steps to bring this unrest to control.

Also another Sheriff from Washington has Pat Garrett has said that the violence in Portland is a result of the ‘lack of political support for public safety.’ Therefore the Government should look into the matter seriously. And look for policies and ways to restore peace in Portland.

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Because these things require a permanent solution. And not a forced action.

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Pratibha Bhattacharjee is pursuing her Masters in Mass Communication & Journalism and has keen interest in writing political as well as entertainment related content. She is also an avid reader and spends her leisure time in reading. Apart from that she loves photography. Being an aspiring journalist she has a nose for news and is always in her quest to find new stories!