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Here’s How Many Millions in Damage Left-Wing Rioters Dealt Federal Property in Portland

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Left-wing protests in Portland have caused roughly $2.3 million in damage to federal buildings since they broke out over the summer, according to local media.

Oregon’s largest city saw more than two months of near-nightly unrest centered on a federal courthouse downtown.

Activists even harassed the city’s liberal Mayor Ted Wheeler, who had opposed the Trump administration’s decision to send federal officers to help his beleaguered department amid the unrest. Critics accosted him when he was out to eat more than once. One altercation ended when the mayor pepper-sprayed a lawyer who confronted him for not wearing a face mask outside a restaurant.

Protesters rallied near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in the city almost every night for weeks, feuding with police and counterprotesters and prompting the Trump administration to send federal officers to fortify the building after repeated vandalism.

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