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Aug 17 2020
A man was reportedly brought to the hospital with serious injuries late Sunday after he was allegedly dragged from his truck and beaten by a crowd in Portland, Oregon. The alleged assault, which was captured on video, happened as both peaceful demonstrations and violent riots ensue in and around the city following George Floyd's death in police custody in May. Elsewhere Sunday, the mother of aWashington Post Forbes National Review
Jul 23 2020
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear-gassed on Wednesday night as he met with protesters and stood in front of a fence guarding a federal courthouse.
Wheeler, who opposes the deployment of federal officers to the city, was met by jeers and calls to resign when he told a protester that he didn't support abolishing the police department.Fox News (Online News) CNN (Online News) The Hill
Aug 07 2020
In a Thursday speech, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared protesters who started fires were "trying to commit murder", saying he believed “city staff could have died” and that such violence would only help Trump get re-elected. People reportedly attempted to burn down a police precinct, prompting police to declare the assembly unlawful and clear the area. An officer was reportedly "severelyWashington Examiner Breitbart News Associated Press
Jul 21 2020
After weeks of protesting in Portland, the Department of Homeland Security sent federal forces to the city to quell reported violence from protesters. Those reports were followed by claims of protesters being taken apprehended and put into unmarked vans, as clashes between protesters and law enforcement persist. Perspectives emerged across the spectrum regarding the alleged anarchy fromNational Review Associated Press CNN (Opinion)
Jun 26 2022
A group of black-clad marchers turned violent Saturday night in Portland, Ore., smashing windows and scrawling graffiti on downtown businesses as protests continued to rage across the nation against the US Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Several banks and coffee shops had their windows broken, a van belonging to Portland Public Schools was spray-painted, and a pregnancyNew York Post (News)
Aug 18 2019
Over 1,000 right-wing demonstrators and left-wing counter-protesters rallied in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, gaining the attention of President Donald Trump, who called the left-wing Antifa group an "organization of terror." The protest ended with several injuries and at least 13 arrests.
Some media coverage from the right focused on Portland's mayor praising police for keeping theAssociated Press Fox News (Online News) New York Times (News)
Jan 22 2021
People might imagine that if they found themselves amid a left-wing political rally, they might have some idea how they got there.
That didn't seem to be the case for several left-wing activists, according to local reports about the protests in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday night that led to the arrests of eight people. Authorities say they found a number of weapons among those at theWashington Examiner
Aug 22 2020
In no doubt related news, a new CNN poll shows that the Trump-Biden race has significantly narrowed. Biden is now only four points up on Trump among registered voters. More:
Across 15 battleground states, the survey finds Biden has the backing of 49% of registered voters, while Trump lands at 48%.
The pool of battleground states in this poll includes more that Trump carried inThe American Conservative
Dec 22 2021
In the hours after President Biden’s inauguration this year, protesters marched once again through the streets of Portland, Ore., sending a message that putting a Democrat in the White House would not resolve their problems with a system of policing and corporate wealth that they saw as fundamentally unfair.
“No cops, no prisons, total abolition,” they chanted. Some of the activists,New York Times (News)
Jul 21 2020
If only mobs were allowed to destroy federal property without consequence.
Then, there wouldn’t have to be any dispute over federal agents defending a federal courthouse in Portland, Ore. It could simply be overrun and burned to the ground with no unwelcome resistance.
As it is, Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, who presides over a city that has become a watchword over the years forRich Lowry