September 10, 2020

US mayor of Portland bans the use of tear gas by police

Portland (AFP) – The mayor of the protest-hit US city of Portland, Oregon on Thursday ordered city police to stop using tear gas for crowd control purposes.The northwestern city has endured more than 100 days of demonstrations against racism and police brutality.Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, has been fiercely criticized by “Black Lives Matter” and anti-fascist activists that have been in the streets since the death of George Floyd, the African-American man who died gasping for air under the knee of a white police officer in late May in the city of Minneapolis.In his dual job as mayor and chie…


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