Portland independent journalist Cory Elia just tweeted a picture of what looks like an official notice from the City of Portland on the new fence that the feds erected around the federal courthouse this week. If this is a real notice it means that the city wants it removed and if the feds do not remove it the city will. Most of the fence is on city property and as the notice says it is blocking a “public right of way.” This could be an interesting confrontation waiting to happen. Will the Homeland Security, Border Patrol, and U.S. Marshals personnel that guard the courthouse stop city crews from taking down the fence?
If this is a joke then it is a damn good one.
UPDATE: This is not a joke (https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/07/portland-officials-demand-feds-remove-courthouse-fence-in-bike-lane.html) the city really has demanded the fence be removed.
Published at Fri, 24 Jul 2020 02:14:42 +0000