Portland Mayor Tear-Gassed Alongside Protesters

Headline Roundup July 23rd, 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.

Portland Mayor Tear-Gassed Alongside Protesters

From the Right
Violence in America, Portland protests, Ted Wheeler, tear gas, federal agents, Homeland Security

A riot was declared in Portland just after midnight Thursday morning after Mayor Ted Wheeler’s tense visit with protesters-- where he was booed, told to resign, given a list of demands and tear-gassed by federal agents.

His visit ended with his security detail engaging in a struggle with protesters late Wednesday night as they worked to get the mayor to safety, a report said.

Earlier, he moved with protesters to the fence outside of the federal courthouse where he stood at the front and was tear-gassed along with the crowd,...

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From the Left

Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear gassed in downtown Portland early Thursday morning, according to video and posts on Twitter from a New York Times journalist.

The video shows Wheeler, wearing goggles and a face mask amid a crowd of people, hold his nose and close his eyes in distress as a cloud of tear gas drifts by him.

"It stings. It's hard to breathe. I can tell you with 100% honesty I saw nothing that provoked this response," Wheeler said to the Times camera. "I'm not afraid but I am...

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From the Center

The mayor of Portland, Ore., was hit with tear gas Wednesday night after he joined a crowd of protesters who gathered outside a federal courthouse as tensions persisted in the city in response to the Trump administration's deployment of federal officers.

Video shared on social media showed Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) coughing and retrieving goggles as a haze of gas overwhelmed a crowd that was protesting behind a fence located in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

Wheeler did not leave his spot at the front of the...

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