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Detained Portland demonstrators are required to stay away from future protests to get out of jail

July 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A demonstrator flashes a peace sign at federal officers during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

For some of the people arrested on protest-related charges by federal authorities in Oregon, their conditions for release include an order that they may not participate in any protests, demonstrations, or rallies, a review of court records shows.

(CNN)For some of the people arrested on protest-related charges by federal authorities in Oregon, their conditions for release include an order that they may not participate in any protests, demonstrations, or rallies, a review of court records shows.

After reviewing federal cases between July 23 and July 27, CNN found that at least nine out of 21 defendants arrested for either failing to obey a lawful order or assaulting a federal officer were released on the condition they "not attend any other protests, rallies, assemblies or public gatherings in the state of Oregon," several release documents said.

One order only restricted the defendant from protests in Portland and another order forbid attending any public gatherings regardless of location.

The nine orders banning defendants from protesting also forbid the accused from being within a five block radius of the federal courthouse in Portland, a focus of protests for weeks now.

A spokesman for the US Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon said that the office "did not seek these additional restrictions. "

Earlier this month, the Trump administration sent federal law enforcement agents into Portland, ostensibly to protect the federal courthouse there.

The administration reached an agreement Wednesday with Oregon's Democratic governor to withdraw the federal officers from Portland, though the Department of Homeland Security says it will maintain a presence in the city for the time being.

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