Washington D. C. 20 July – On Monday President Trump signaled that he would send federal agents to major cities including Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York following continued protests and unrest. POTUS’ statements come following deployment of DHS agents in Portland, Oregon where demonstrations have continued for over 50 days.

Background/SITREP: POTUS’ comments come after this past weekend when DHS agents in Portland were seen apprehending protesters/agitators and using unmarked vehicles to transport them to secure areas for questioning. The deployment of federal agents in Portland comes 50+ days of continued demonstrations, and a lack of support for police from local and state government.

Recommendation: Deployment of federal agents is likely to galvanize existing anti-law enforcement activities in areas of continued protests. Avoid protests and pay attention to local news/traffic reports.

Source: The Hill, Chicago Tribune