July 23, 2020

Portland mayor teargassed at protest against federal crackdown

Portland (AFP) – The mayor of Portland was teargassed Wednesday as he met with demonstrators protesting against police brutality and the deployment of federal troops into US cities ordered by President Donald Trump.   AFP footage showed Democratic mayor Ted Wheeler wearing goggles and a facemask and being led away from a crowd amid clouds of gas and fireworks exploding nearby.”This is an egregious overreaction on the part of the federal officers,” Wheeler told the New York Times.”This is flat-out urban warfare.”Thousands of protestors took to the streets Wednesday night, according to NBC affil…

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