Brown extends Unified Command over Portland protests
For the second time, Gov. Kate Brown extended her executive order to keep a Unified Command structure in place in the wake of post-election protests in Portland.
The order, which creates a law enforecement partnership composed of the Oregon State Police, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Portland Police Bureau, now remains in place through 8 p.m. Sunday. Brown also put the National Guard on standby to respond to any issues and activated them Wednesday night when a riot broke out.
Thursday night, city Commissioner Dan Ryan's house was targeted by demonstrators for the fourth time this week. The damage and intimidation was condemned by both Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty
In a statement Friday, the governor said, "As we enter the weekend, I am calling on Oregonians to express themselves peacefully. We have a long history of exercising our First Amendment rights in Oregon, but political violence, intimidation and property destruction solve nothing."
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