The Portland Bureau Of Transportation Has Issued Removal Notices On All Barriers Set Up By The Federal Government To Protect Officers And Government Buildings

Federal agents dispatched to the city of Portland have erected fences to secure their positions from the onslaught of bottles, rocks, and fireworks being launched by rioters.

The fences have arguably deescalated the situation considerably by preventing the rioters from coming into direct contact with the officers on scene. But now, the city government has issued cease and desist orders and removal notices that notify the federal agents that the fences will be removed by the city and they are not to be replaced.

Removal Notice:

Cease And Desist Letter:

The letter reads:

“Unidentified agents of the federal government have placed unpermitted fencing and jersey barriers in the City’s right-of-way outside of the Hatfield Federal Courthouse. The fencing and barriers in the right-of-way create a hazard for Portlanders by blocking the bike lane on SW Main, which is the premiere bike facility into downtown Portland. The Portland Bureau of Transportation demands that the federal government cease and desist immediately from placing any unpermitted fencing or jersey barriers in the City’s right-of-way.”