While visiting protests in Portland, Oregon, last night, the city's mayor Ted Wheeler was among those tear-gassed by federal officers sent in by Trump last week.
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 pissed off."
Footage via CBS News:
The New York Times describes him as "left coughing and wincing" in the street; Wheeler denounced the federal officers' actions shortly thereafter.
The document says “Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests.” In Portland, getting out of jail now means relinquishing constitutionally protected rights. “This is what it looks like when you’re released from jail on federal charges…on the condition that you stop showing up to protest,” writes Dara Lind at ProPublica. A dozen protesters facing federal charges are […]
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