Oregon governor resists using National Guard in active role

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is resisting the call to deploy National Guard soldiers in Portland to tamp down on protesters and instead says 50 unarmed soldiers will operate in a support role only for local police. Brown says calling up National Guard soldiers to actively quell protests is not needed and is “exactly what President Trump wants.” Protests in Oregon’s largest city have turned violent on three consecutive nights. State police will instead supply 100 troopers to work alongside Portland officers on Monday night. Portland police have arrested at least 75 people over three nights of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.