Feds Using Unmarked Vans To Snatch Up Antifa Off The Streets Of Portland


Federal law enforcement officers have utilized unmarked vehicles to detain protesters in Portland, according to news reports.

Videos shared online show officers driving up to people, detaining them without explanation, then driving off, Oregon Public Broadcasting first reported.

The Hour:

Federal customs officials said Friday that their agents had detained a demonstrator in Portland, Ore., who had described being “terrified” by an encounter with unidentified men in military fatigues, offering a defense amid intense criticism of accounts of federal officials circulating in the city in unmarked cars.

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Mark Pettibone, a 29-year-old demonstrator, told The Washington Post he was scared when men in green military fatigues and generic “police” patches jumped out of an unmarked minivan early Wednesday. Reports of similar incidents have sparked condemnation from civil-rights activists and lawmakers.

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Pettibone told The Washington Post in an interview he did not know who detained him. In a statement on Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said its agents had taken the action and that they “had information indicating the person in the video was suspected of assaults against federal agents or destruction of federal property.” More

This video shows unmarked vans, the same kind that has been reportedly picking up and removing protesters in Portland, Oregon, in the last few days, entering the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland.

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