Violence has been roiling the streets of Portland, Oregon, for over 50 days now, with businesses, buildings and monuments being destroyed and police officers and others being attacked and injured. Rioters have repeatedly struck a federal courthouse in the city.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, both Democrats, have refused to take substantive action to quell the violence and have even hamstrung the ability of city law enforcement to effectively police.
Finally, President Donald Trump decided enough is enough. On July 7, federal authorities announced that seven people had been arrested in the ongoing violence at the courthouse.