Portland, by the way, is in a place call Oregon, which, as it turns out, is a state in the United States of America. Getting hard to tell:
Protesters and journalists who regularly showed up at the nightly demonstrations agreed a siege was happening — but over 14 days, federal law enforcement increasingly became the occupying force.
Officers without insignias, law-enforcement vans without markings, arrests without crimes, as reported by The Atlantic:
…Oregon’s congressional delegation wrote a letter to the U.S. attorney general stating that the Portland arrests “are more reflective of tactics of a government led by a dictator, not from the government of our constitutional democratic republic.”
May you live in interesting times. Applicable to the days in which we live, but probably not really a Chinese curse, as many have heard. Learn more from Grammarphobia.
Live long and prosper. Probably a not-real blessing, but maybe it should be, from Star Trek.
Thanks for reading this far.