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Finally, some national news coverage of the Portland fed invasion (links)

By David Futrelle

After many days of silence on the subject, national publications are finally covering the chilling events in Portland, where federal agents have descended on the city and started plucking protesters off the street seemingly at random.

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Federal law enforcement has descended on Portland like an occupying army. What the fuck is going on?

Federal law enforcement officers break up a demonstration in Portland on July 4th

By David Futrelle

You may have seen the video on Twitter: two federal law enforcement officers, kitted out as if they’re patrolling the streets of Kabul, march across a Portland street, grab a seemingly peaceful protester standing on the sidewalk and hustle him into an unmarked van. (If you haven’t seen the video, it’s below.)