Thursday, July 23, 2020

Portland mayor teargassed during protest

While I'm certain that being teargassed is a horrible experience I have no sympathy for Portland, Oregon's mayor, who was gassed yesterday. This fool has let barbarians take over his downtown area every night for almost two months.

From the Oregonian:
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler stood Wednesday among the front lines of protests outside the federal courthouse, where he and hundreds of other people were tear gassed repeatedly by federal officers.

Demonstrators have converged every night for eight weeks in downtown Portland to call for systemic reforms to the police bureau Wheeler oversees. The mayor’s appearance on Day 56 attracted attention and jeers from the crowd of more than 2,000 people.

Wheeler pledged to stand beside protesters subjected to consistent force by federal law enforcement who have made the Portland protests a national storyline.

The mayor told people he was raising alarms across the nation to warn other cities about what could unfold in their towns.

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