September 24, 2020

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US mayors sign letter opposing use of federal law enforcement against protesters – live

4.25pm BST

Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and a staunch ally of Donald Trump, says the league’s social justice efforts could exclude some fans.

“I think a lot of people feel that they may not have a place,” Loeffler told ESPN on Tuesday. “They may feel excluded from this sport and other sports that make them feel like American values aren’t at the core of what we’re doing here.”

Related: Senator and WNBA owner Kelly Loeffler fears for league’s ‘American values’

4.01pm BST

Fifteen mayors signed on to a letter asking the Trump administration to withdraw federal law enforcement officers from Portland, Oregon, and abandon plans to send federal agents to other Democratic-controlled cities.

The letter, which was dated Monday, was signed by the mayors of Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Tucson, Sacramento, Phoenix and Kansas City, Missiouri.

All extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence needs to be withdrawn from American cities @realDonaldTrump.

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