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‘I Am Pissed Off’: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Gets Tear Gassed Along With Protesters

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has been tear gassed by the feds and is “pissed off.” Wheeler claims he saw “nothing” that would have provoked the attack.

From politico.com

Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler was among the protesters tear-gassed Wednesday evening by an assortment of Department of Homeland Security agents President Donald Trump has deployed to the city amid unrest and mass demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality.

Videos of the protests circulating online show the mayor’s encounter with federal officers came after he waded into crowds of protesters and was confronted by calls for his resignation and various law enforcement reforms.

Wheeler then apparently walked to the city’s federal courthouse, which has become a focal point of the protests, where he and others were targeted by the officers with volleys of tear gas.

A hodgepodge of U.S. government forces has occupied Portland since the July 4 weekend after DHS officials claimed they received intelligence regarding “planned attacks” on federal facilities there.

The city’s protests, which emerged in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in May by Minneapolis police, have now continued for more than 50 consecutive days.

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