Federal law enforcement officers, deployed under the Trump administration’s executive order to protect federal monuments and buildings, face-off with protesters in Portland, Oregon [Nathan Howard/Reuters]

Portland protesters have taken to the streets for the 52nd night amid growing condemnation of federal agency forces deployed to the city and the law enforcement tactics they have used.

The most recent night of unrest on Saturday came shortly after the state’s attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, announced she had filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Marshals Service, US Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protection Service saying their tactics infringe upon the civil rights of protesters in the state. 

Officers from those agencies had been sent to Portland in recent weeks in

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