Wall of moms: Women form human chain to safeguard protesters from troopers

Updated: Jul 23, 2020, 07:22 PM(IST)

Hundreds of mothers dressed in yellow and came to streets of Portland to protest against the federal law enforcement officers deployed to 'intimidate' the protestors and against racial inequality.

'Moms are here'

Chanting "Feds stay clear! The moms are here," dozens of women lined up to form a barrier between demonstrators and federal and local law enforcement officers in Portland.

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Shocked

Several participants in what is being referred to as the moms' protest said they were alarmed that federal law enforcement officers were being used to crack down on demonstrations in the city.

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Transporting without badges

Multiple videos posted online in recent days show camouflage-clad officers without clear identification badges using force and unmarked vehicles to transport arrested protesters.

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Federal force: Trump administration's new cool

The use of federal agents is part of the Trump administration's new executive order to protect US monuments.

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Intimidating protesters

Several participants said the presence of federal agents was a deliberate effort to intimidate and shut down demonstrations.

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Justice Center

The protestors, mothers and fathers, came together at the Justice Center in Portland.

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Against racial inequality

The moms and fathers turned up to support the protestors and stand against the presence of federal law enforcement officers and racial inequality.

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All yellow

Mothers dressed in yellow to support the protestors and promote non-violence.

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