Ed Markey calls to "disarm" all police officers of "weapons of war"

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey called to “disarm” all police officers of “weapons of war” in a tweet on Monday.

He tweeted: “Portland police routinely attack peaceful protestors with brute force. We must disarm these officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds.”

Markey’s tweet comes two days after two LA County Sheriff’s deputies were shot in an ambush attack and as unrest and protests erupt in Portland and across the U.S.

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