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Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks to people gathered in downtown Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus) 

Wheeler has opposed federal agents’ presence in Oregon’s largest city, but has faced harsh criticism from many sides and his presence wasn’t welcomed by many demonstrators.

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Federal officers disperse Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/NoahFederal officers disperse Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) Berger) 

The motion asks the judge to immediately command federal officers in Portland to stop detaining protesters without probable cause, to identify themselves before arresting anyone and to explain why an arrest is taking place.

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The Oregon Health Authority has reported 299 additional confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases in the state

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Protesters projected these words on the front of the Multnomah County Justice Center, Monday, July 20, 2020 in Portland, Ore (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus) 

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in court papers that masked federal officers have arrested people on the street, far from the courthouse, with no probable cause and whisked them away in unmarked cars.

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Wheeler and Hardesty say federal presence making situation worse as fires downtown and rock throwing in North Portland lead to Saturday's protest being labelled a riot

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Mayor Ted Wheeler protests and state files lawsuit alleging civilrights violations after militarized federal agents detain people on streets

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(photo Doug Brown, ACLU of Oregon) 

Organization seeks to block federal law enforcement attacks on journalists, legal observers in Portland

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Police stand as protesters gather during a demonstration, Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) 

Federal agents in green camouflage uniforms have been taking into custody people in the streets of Portland, not close to federal property

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The plan would make a significant federal commitment to communities of color through ten major investments over the next five years in historically underfunded areas like public health, child care, infrastructure and job creation.

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